BIOTIC Species Information for Distomus variolosus
Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeBudding
Developmental mechanismViviparous (No Care)
Reproductive SeasonJuly to September Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential Yes
Life span1-2 years Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeNot researched Fecundity3-4
Egg/propagule sizeUp to 0.6 mm Fertilization typeInternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodJuly to September
Duration of larval stage<1 day   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationIt is hermaphroditic although the exact type of hermaphroditism has not been recorded.
Reproduction References Berrill, 1948b,
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