Maxillopoda | Sessilia
Pérez-Losada, M., J.T. Hoeg and K.A. Crandall. 2004. (Ref. 3698)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: Chile and Argentina.
It is found on rocks, shell and wood in intertidal areas to a depth of 10 m (Ref. 87801). Members of the superorder Thoracica are mostly hermaphroditic. Broadcast spawners, fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into planktonic nauplii and leave the mantle cavity. Afterwards, they undergo six naupliar instars succeded by nonfeeding cypris larva (settling stage) which later metamorphose into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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