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Achelia echinata   Hodge, 1864


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Achelia echinata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Pycnogonida | Pantopoda | Ammotheidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

King, P.E. 1973. (Ref. 12)

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Benthic

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and Northwest Pacific. Subtropical to temperate.

Short description

Female palps and chelifores: smaller than male. Proboscis: Lacks chelifores, and proboscis capable of considerable movement at the region of the 'soft collar'. Proboscis may be directed downwards at right angles to the main axis of the body or even in a more ventro-posterior direction than this. The mouth at the tip of the proboscis is reradiate structure which usually has three lip-lobes and sometimes consist of smooth cuticle. Thrusts the tip of its proboscis through the operculum of the bryozoan Flustra foliacea and feed on the animal within.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Coastal to slope (Ref. 19). Feed on: polyzoan Flustra foliacea (also associated with), and Dynamena pumila (Ref. 12). Method of feeding: proboscis into operculum (Ref. 234). Reproductive system: Genital opening lacks operculum positioned at the tip of a protuberance (Figure 18g) (Ref. 12).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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