Ischnomesus spaercki Wolff, 1956
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Family:  Ischnomesidae ()
Max. size:  1.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 6660 - 7000 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Kermadec Trench.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Members of the order Isopoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Mating usually occurs before and sometimes during the parturial molt. Sperm transfer is indirect. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium, which later hatch into manca postlarva before developing into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 03.06.08

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