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Achelia echinata   Hodge, 1864


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Pycnogonida | Pantopoda | Ammotheidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

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).

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

Reproductive system: Genital opening lacks operculum positioned at the tip of a protuberance (Figure 18g) (Ref. 12).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Short description Morphology

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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.9 - 14, mean 11.5 (based on 237 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown