BIOTIC Species Information for Crossaster papposus
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Direct Development
Reproductive SeasonMarch to April Reproductive LocationWater column
Reproductive frequencyAnnual protracted Regeneration potential Yes
Life span11-20 years Age at reproductive maturity3-5 years
Generation timeNot researched Fecundity
Egg/propagule size750 µm diameter Fertilization typeExternal
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodMay to July
Duration of larval stage1-2 months   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Strathmann, 1987, Carlson & Pfister, 1999, Mortensen, 1927, Southward & Campbell, 2006, Picton, 1993, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Julie Bremner, unpub data, Mortensen, 1927,
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