BIOTIC Species Information for Sepiola spp.
Researched bySean Lindsley-Leake Data supplied byMarLIN
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Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismOviparous
Direct Development
Reproductive SeasonSummer Reproductive LocationSediment surface
Reproductive frequencySee additional information Regeneration potential No
Life span1-2 years Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation time<1 year FecunditySee additional information
Egg/propagule size2.5-5mm Fertilization typeInternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot relevant Larval settlement periodNot relevant
Duration of larval stage2-10 days   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationReproductive frequency varies between annual episodic, and annual protracted/continuous in some species. Fecundity also varies between species and geographically, with some species producing 60 eggs, whilst others produce up to 200. Eggs hatch into young squid or 'paralarvae' after 5-10 days.
Reproduction References Yau & Boyle, 1996, Gabel-Deickert, 1995, Salman & Onsoy, 2004, Boyle & Rodhouse, 2005,
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