Caecognathia antarctica (Studer, 1884)
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Gnathiidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 757 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific and Antarctic Atlantic: Patagonia, Argentina and Antarctica.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Littoral to 457 m (Ref. 3113). Found on the holdfasts of H. grandifolius and M. pyrifera. Might also be associated with colonies of sponges and other complex biogenic habitats (Ref. 117937). Members of the order Isopoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Mating usually occurs before and sometimes during the parturial molt. Sperm transfer is indirect. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium, which later hatch into manca postlarva before developing into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 02.05.18

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