Species under Achelia
n= 71
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Achelia adelpha
Child, 1970
Pacific Ocean
Achelia alaskensis
(Cole, 1904)
Pacific and Arctic Oceans 1
Achelia anomala
Arnaud, 1974
Northeast Atlantic
Achelia aspera
(Loman, 1923)
Australia
Achelia assimilis
(Haswell, 1885)
sea spiders Indo-Pacific and Southwest Atlantic 0.14
Achelia australiensis
Stock, 1954
Southwest Pacific
Achelia barnardi
Stock, 1959
Southeast Atlantic
Achelia besnardi
Sawaya, 1951
Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic
Achelia bituberculata
Hedgpeth, 1949
Northwest Pacific
Achelia borealis
(Schimkewitsch, 1895)
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic Ocean
Achelia boschi
Stock, 1992
Western Indian Ocean
Achelia brevicauda
(Loman, 1904)
Southeast Atlantic
Achelia brevirostris
Losina-Losinsky, 1961
North Pacific
Achelia bullosa
Child, 1996
Western Central Pacific
Achelia chelata
(Hilton, 1939)
Western Central Atlantic and North Pacific
Achelia columnaris
Stock, 1992
Southwest Atlantic
Achelia communis
(Bouvier, 1906)
Antarctic and Atlantic
Achelia crurispinifera
Kim & Kim, 1985
Northwest Pacific
Achelia deodata
Müller, 1990
Indo-West Pacific
Achelia dohrni
(Thomson, 1884)
Southwest Pacific
Achelia echinata
Hodge, 1864
Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and Northwest Pacific
Achelia fernandeziana
(Loman, 1920)
Southeast Pacific
Achelia gracilipes
(Cole, 1904)
Eastern Central Pacific
Achelia gracilis
Verrill, 1900
Western Central Atlantic
Achelia hariettae
Marcus, 1940
Northeast Pacific
Achelia hoekii
(Pfeffer, 1889)
Antarctic Atlantic and Pacific
Achelia kamtschatica
Losina-Losinsky, 1961
Northwest Pacific
Achelia kiiensis
Utinomi, 1951
Northwest Pacific
Achelia kurilensis
Losina-Losinsky, 1961
Northwest Pacific
Achelia laevis
Hodge, 1864
Northeast Atlantic
Achelia lagena
Child, 1994
Southwest Atlantic
Achelia lagenaria
Stock, 1992
Western Indian Ocean
Achelia langi
(Dohrn, 1881)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Achelia latifrons
(Cole, 1904)
Pacific Ocean
Achelia lavrentii
(Losina-Losinsky, 1933)
Northwest Pacific
Achelia litke
(Losina-Losinsky, 1933)
Northwest Pacific
Achelia megacephala
Hodgson, 1915
Antarctic Indian Ocean
Achelia megova
(Hilton, 1942)
Pacific Ocean 1.1
Achelia mixta
Stock, 1994
Western Central Pacific
Achelia nana
(Loman, 1908)
Indo-West Pacific
Achelia neotenica
Krapp, 1986
Northwest Pacific and Arctic Ocean
Achelia orientalis
(Schimkewitsch, 1913)
Northwest Pacific
Achelia orpax
Nakamura & Child, 1983
Northwest Pacific
Achelia oshimai
Utinomi, 1954
Northwest Pacific
Achelia ovosetosa
(Hilton, 1942)
Eastern Pacific 2.15
Achelia parvula
(Loman, 1923)
Western Indian Ocean and Southwest Atlantic (and sub Antarctic)
Achelia pribilofensis
(Cole, 1904)
Northwest Pacific
Achelia quadridentata
(Hodgson, 1910)
Western Indian Ocean, Southeast Atlantic and subantarctic Islands
Achelia salebrosa
Losina-Losinsky, 1961
Northwest Pacific
Achelia sawayai
Marcus, 1940
Western Atlantic and Indo Pacific
Achelia scabra
Wilson, 1880
Northwest Atlantic
Achelia segmentata
Utinomi, 1954
Northwest Pacific
Achelia serratipalpis
(Bouvier, 1911)
Antarctic Pacific and Atlantic
Achelia setulosa
(Loman, 1912)
Eastern Atlantic
Achelia sheperdi
Stock, 1973
Australia
Achelia simplex
Giltay, 1934
Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean
Achelia simplissima
(Hilton, 1939)
Eastern Pacific
Achelia socors
(Loman, 1908)
Western Central Pacific
Achelia spatula
Nakamura & Child, 1983
Northwest Pacific
Achelia spicata
(Hodgson, 1915)
Antarctica
Achelia spinosa
Wilson, 1878
Northeast Pacific, Northwest Atlantic and the Arctic
Achelia spinoseta
(Hilton, 1939)
Eastern Pacific
Achelia sufflata
Gordon, 1944
Antarctic
Achelia superba
(Loman, 1911)
Northwest Pacific
Achelia tenuipes
Stock, 1990
Eastern Atlantic
Achelia transfuga
Stock, 1954
Southwest Pacific
Achelia transfugoides
Stock, 1973
Eastern Indian Ocean
Achelia turba
Stock, 1990
Eastern Atlantic
Achelia uschakovi
Losina-Losinsky, 1933
Northern Pacific
Achelia vulgaris
(Costa, 1861)
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea
Achelia watamu
(Müller, 1990)
Western Indian Ocean
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