BIOTIC Species Information for Pseudocuma longicorne
Researched byDr Paul Somerfield & Prof. Richard Warwick Data supplied byPML
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Scientific namePseudocuma longicorne Common nameA cumacean
MCS CodeS1234 Recent SynonymsPseudocuma longicornis

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassPeracarida OrderCumacea
Suborder FamilyPseudocumatidae
GenusPseudocuma Specieslongicorne

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997,
General Biology
Growth formArticulate
Feeding methodDetritivore
Environmental position
Typical food typesMicro-organisms, organic matter HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeVery small(<1cm)
Height0 Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyIndependent
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Jones, 1976,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound off all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound in western Europe from Norway to the Mediterranean, especially around the British Isles and Ireland.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth rangeLower shore to 20 m.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesMud
Muddy sand
Sandy mud
Water column (pelagic)
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Foster-Smith, 2000,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismDirect Development
Reproductive SeasonContinuous Reproductive LocationSediment surface
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span1 year Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation timeNot researched FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule size150 µm Fertilization typeInternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodNot relevant
Duration of larval stageNot relevant   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Jones, 1976, Corey, 1981,
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