Limnoria chilensis   Menzies, 1962

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

Malacostraca | Isopoda | Limnoriidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 87801).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific: Probably endemic to Chile.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Its body length is 0.2 to 0.4 cm. It is white in color but occasionally it is greenish. In both live and preserved specimens it has dark round eyes. It also has a round cephalon.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow waters (Ref. 3113), at depths of 0 to 20 m, in kelp holdfasts of Macrocystis sp. and Durvillaea antarctica (Ref. 87801). It feeds on the tissue of kelp holdfasts (Ref. 87801). 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).

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

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown