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Achelia sawayai   Marcus, 1940


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

Pycnogonida | Pantopoda | Ammotheidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Stock, J.H. 1994. (Ref. 140)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; depth range 9 - 30 m (Ref. 2086)

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic and Indo Pacific.

Short description

Trunk circular in dorsal outline; lateral processes contiguous, without major tubercles. Ocular tubercle only as tall as wide; eyes large. Chelifore scapes I-segmented; chelae vestigial, globular. Palps 8-segmented; terminal 4 segments short, very setose. Ovigers 10-segmented, with weak strigilis bearing denticulate spines. Legs slender; first coxae with 2 and second coxae with 3 laterodistal tubercles. Cement gland tube at dorsodistal tip of femur. Propodus large, without major heel spines (Ref. 2115, p. 11).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range from Belize (Ref. 2086). Coastal (Ref. 19). On corals (Ref. 2086). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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