BIOTIC Species Information for Palaemon spp.
Researched bySean Lindsley-Leake Data supplied byMarLIN
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Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonSee additional information Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span3-5 years Age at reproductive maturity1 year
Generation time1 year Fecundity1000-2000
Egg/propagule size0.5-0.6mm Fertilization typeInternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential100-1000m Larval settlement periodSee additional information
Duration of larval stage1-2 months   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationReproductive season varies according to location. In the Mediterranean the main season is August to October, with larvae prsent September to November. Around Plymouth the reproductive season varies with species, P.serratus breeding between February and November, whilst P.elegans is seen to breed from May to August. The larvae take 1-2 months before settling, with peaks occuring in recruitment from July to August (UK), and October to December (Med).
Reproduction References Fish & Fish,1996, PMF, 1957, Guero & Ribera, 1995, Manent & Abeilla-Gutierrez, 2006, Guero & Ribera, 2000, Belgin & Samsun, 2006,
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