Natatolana obtusata (Vanhöffen, 1914)
Natatolana obtusata
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Cirolanidae ()
Max. size:  2.7 cm BL (male/unsexed); 3.7 cm BL (female)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 10 - 750 m
Distribution:  Antarctic.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Scavenger (Refs. 7978, 117429) (Ref. 3113). 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 - 16.03.18

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