Pycnogonida | Pantopoda | Pycnogonidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
King, P.E. 1973. (Ref. 12)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Pacific Ocean: Japan and USA.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Feeds on hosts: Hydroids Anthopleura xanthogrammica and Bunodactic elegantissima (Ref. 12). Association with other organisms: Aglaophenia sp., Clavelina huntsmani, Anthopleura xanthogrammica, Metridium senile and Bunodactis elegantissimum (Ref. 231). Members of the class Pycnogonida are gonochoric and sexually dimorphic. During copulation, male usually suspends itself beneath the female. Fertilization occurs as the eggs leave the female's ovigers. Males brood the egg masses until they hatch. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into protonymphon larva then to adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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