Family Pycnogonidae -

  Order
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  Class
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Pycnogonida
  No. of Genera in Ref
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  No. of Species in Ref
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  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Aquarium
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  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Chelifores and Palps: absent in adults. Ovigers: 4-9 segment with large terminal claw present in adults only. Diameter of legs: large in relation to length. Trunk: large in relation to length. Proboscis: stout, never longer than trunk. Female reproductive organ: egg maturation confined in the trunk not in legs. Genital openings: only present in 2nd coxae of lst pair of legs. Body surface: mostly warty apperance.
  Etymology
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  Division
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Marine
  Reproductive guild
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  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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