BIOTIC Species Information for Asterina gibbosa
Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeSelf-fertilization
Protandrous hermaphrodite
Developmental mechanismLecithotrophic
Reproductive Seasonlate May to early June Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequencyAnnual protracted Regeneration potential Yes
Life span6-10 years Age at reproductive maturity1-2 years
Generation timeNot researched Fecundity100 to 1,000
Egg/propagule sizeca. 0.5 mm Fertilization typeExternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement periodNot researched
Duration of larval stageSee additional information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationEggs take about 20 days to hatch increasing the potential for dispersal.
Reproduction References Mortensen, 1927, Cognetti & Delavault, 1962, Crump & Emson, 1983, Southward & Campbell, 2006,
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