Maxillopoda | Sessilia
Young, P.S. 2001. (Ref. 2777)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Eastern Central Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Attached to ahermatypic corals and glass-sponges (Ref. 2777). 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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