BIOTIC Species Information for Jasmineira spp.
Researched bySean Lindsley-Leake Data supplied byMarLIN
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Scientific nameJasmineira spp. Common nameA polychaete worm
MCS CodeP1287 Recent Synonyms

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderSabellida
Suborder FamilySabellidae
GenusJasmineira Species

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Rouse & Pleijel, 2001,
General Biology
Growth form Feeding method
Mobility/MovementInsufficient information
Environmental position
Typical food types HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeSmall(1-2cm)
Height Growth Rate
Adult dispersal potential Dependency
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Rouse & Fitzhugh, 1994, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & Ireland
Global distribution
Biogeographic range Depth range
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferences Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismLecithotrophic
Reproductive SeasonInsufficient information Reproductive LocationWater column
Reproductive frequencyInsufficient information Regeneration potential Yes
Life spanInsufficient information Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeInsufficient information Fecundity456
Egg/propagule size148 µm Fertilization typeExternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement periodInsufficient informationjasmineira
Duration of larval stageInsufficient information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationAll sabellids have lecithotrophic development and appear to be phylogenetically constrained in this regard. Data gathered on body size and reproductive variables in the Sabellidae suggests the following (when phylogenetic effects are not controlled): (1) egg number and total egg volume are significantly correlated with body size, with small animals having fewer, larger eggs than large animals; (2) individual egg volume is not correlated with body size; (3) reproductive mode is significantly correlated with body size; intratubular brooders tend to be small-bodied, whereas broadcast spawners are large.
Reproduction References Rouse & Fitzhugh, 1994, Giangrande, 1997, Rouse & Pleijel, 2001,
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