Achelia megacephala   Hodgson, 1915

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

Pycnogonida | Pantopoda | Ammotheidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic.  Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Antarctic Indian Ocean: Kerguelen Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow water (Ref. 87394). 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

Munilla, T. and A.S. Membrives. 2009. (Ref. 87394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)