Metaxia rugulosa (Adams, 1850)
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Family:  Triphoridae ()
Max. size:  0.61 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 128 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic.
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref, 109264. This species is found offshore in cienaga facies and coral reefs, particularly on algae, coral, octocoral, rubble, sand and sponge habitats (Ref. 83934). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 22.07.16
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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