Maxillopoda | Pygophora
Spivey, H.R. 1981. (Ref. 3736)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Western Indian and Western Atlantic.
Members of the superorder Acrothoracica are gonochoric and sexually dimorphic, males are smaller in size. Eggs are brooded in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into nauplii which are released into the water when they reach the cypris stage, they then find a suitable substratum afterwhich females metamorphose into adults while the males kept attach to the females before they metamorphose into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models