Colossendeis colossea   Wilson, 1881


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

Pycnogonida | Pantopoda | Colossendeidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 733 - 4844 m (Ref. 1844), usually 1000 - 2500 m (Ref. 1797).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Antarctic, Northeast Atlantic, Indo-Pacific and the Arctic Ocean (Pan oceanic). Tropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 70.0 cm LS male/unsexed; (Ref. 2153)

Short description Morphology

One of the largest species of the genus, many specimens known with leg spans more than 50 cm. Proboscis long, very swollen medially, with smaller swelling distally, without curve of any form. Palp much longer than proboscis, fifth segment almost as long as third, seventh only slightly shorter, distal three segments subequal in length. Legs conspicuously long and slender. Tarsus about 0.4 longer than propodus, claw about half propodal length (Ref. 9). Largest species of genus known in Arctic. Legs extremely long, leg span up to 70 cm. Proboscis about 1.5 times longer than trunk, medially inflated; narrowing proximally and distally, with slightly swollen oral surface, not conspicuously curved. Distal palp 3 segments subequal in length. Tarsus about 1.5 times longer than propodus, claw slightly less than half propodal length (Ref. 2153, p. 24).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Bathyal (Ref. 19) to abyssal (Ref. 19 and 169). 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).

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

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Child, C.A. 1998. (Ref. 9)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.8 - 4.5, mean 2.7 (based on 4032 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown