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Branchiostoma caribaeum   Sundevall, 1853

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalochordata | Not assigned | Branchiostomidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 53 m (Ref. 1451).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Jamaica and USA.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 116064. Clean, siliceous sand with shell fragments (Ref. 1443). Found nearshore in shallow water; in Mississippi Sound it was found on coarse sand 90% of the time, rarely on fine sand, and never on clay (Ref. 1451). 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. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown