Maxillopoda | Sessilia
Foster, B.A. and W.A. Newman. 1987. (Ref. 87916)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.5 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 87916)
Sessile; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 87916)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific: Endemic to Easter Island.
Found on rock surfaces covered with coralline and filamentous algae on surf shores. Becomes more cryptic with increasing depth (Ref. 87916). Members of the superorder Thoracica are mostly hermaphroditic. Broadcast spawners, fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into planktonic nauplii and leave the mantle cavity. Afterwards, they undergo six naupliar instars succeded by nonfeeding cypris larva (settling stage) which later metamorphose into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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