BIOTIC Species Information for Sargassum (Bactrophycus) muticum
Researched byChris Chance Data supplied byMarineEcoSol
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Scientific nameSargassum (Bactrophycus) muticum Common nameWireweed
MCS Code Recent Synonyms

PhylumChromophycota Subphylum
Superclass ClassPhaephyceae
Subclass OrderFucales
Suborder FamilySargassaceae
GenusSargassum Speciesmuticum

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Hayward et al., 1996, Norton, 1985, Lüning, 1990, Howson & Picton, 1997,
General Biology
Growth formNot relevant
Feeding methodField unresearched
Mobility/MovementInsufficient information
Environmental positionNot researched
Typical food typesNot researched HabitNot researched
BioturbatorNot researched FlexibilityNot researched
FragilityNot researched Size
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potentialNo information found DependencyNot researched
SociabilityInsufficient information
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & Ireland
Global distribution
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot researched
MigratoryNot researched   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesField not researched
Physiographic preferencesField unresearched
Biological zoneField unresearched
Wave exposureField unresearched
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityField unresearched
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward et al., 1996, Norton, 1985, Lüning, 1990, NBN, 2002, JNCC, 1999, Hardy & Guiry, 2003,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive SeasonLunar cycles Reproductive LocationBrood chamber / Pouch
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life spanInsufficient information Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation timeInsufficient information FecundityInsufficient info
Egg/propagule sizeNot researched Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential>10km Larval settlement periodEmbryo settlement times used
Duration of larval stage2-10 days   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Deysher & Norton, 1982, Monteiro et al., 2009,
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