Maxillopoda | Pedunculata
Jennings, L.S. 1918. (Ref. 3585)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific and the Antarctic: Chile, New Zealand and Kerguelen.
It is found on the upper epipelagic attached to floating substrate like macroalgae, volcanic pumice, plastics and even on elephant seals (Ref. 87801). 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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