Cephalochordata | Not assigned
Stokes, M.D. and N.D. Holland. 1996. (Ref. 1437)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 53 - ? m (Ref. 1451)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Jamaica and USA.
Clean, siliceous sand with shell fragments (Ref. 1443). Found nearshore in shallow water; in Mississippi Sound it was found on coarse sand 90% of the time, rarely on fine sand, and never on clay (Ref. 1451). Members of the class Cephalochordata are gonochoric. Life cycle: Eggs develop into planktotrophic larva and later on to benthic adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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