Pycnogonida | Pantopoda
Child, C.A. 1998. (Ref. 9)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 9)
Climate / Range
Antarctic Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific.
Found in the continental shelf, low intertidal, subtidal (Ref. 1456), and any other low tide mark (Ref. 9), particularly on Macrosystis pyrifera (Ref. 87643). Members of the class Pycnogonida are gonochoric and sexually dimorphic. During copulation, male usually suspends itself beneath the female. Fertilization occurs as the eggs leave the female's ovigers. Males brood the egg masses until they hatch. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into protonymphon larva then to adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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