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Branchiostoma belcheri   Gray, 1847


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Branchiostoma belcheri   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalochordata | Not assigned | Branchiostomidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Demersal; depth range 10 - 15 m (Ref. 1441).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: East Africa (Ref. 1492). Climate: tropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1478)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in medium coarse brown sand with shell fragments and very small proportion of mud to very fine sand with large proportion of mud (Ref. 1482). Occurs in the intertidal zone (Ref. 1478). Members of the class Cephalochordata are gonochoric. Life cycle: Eggs develop into planktotrophic larva and later on to benthic adults (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Cephalochordata are gonochoric. Life cycle: Eggs develop into planktotrophic larva and later on to benthic adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Stokes, M.D. and N.D. Holland. 1996. (Ref. 1437)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 2139 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown