Pycnogonida | Pantopoda | Phoxichilidiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
King, P.E. 1973. (Ref. 12)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Northeast Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Life Cycle: Each ball of eggs which male carries represents the entire brood of one female and some males have been observed carrying fourteen balls of eggs (Ref. 12). Coastal (Ref. 19). Feed on hosts: Tubularia larynx, Dynamena pumila, Tubularia, Eudendrium, Clava, Syncoryne, Coryne and Bougainvillea (Ref. 223, 224, 215, 205); Syncoryne eximia or Lucernaria sp.; seizes the stems of the hydroid using the apposition of the propodal sole spines and the terminal claws of the legs. Pieces are torn from the hydranth by the chelifores and transferred to the mouth where they are ingested (Ref. 12). Life Cycle: Each ball of eggs which male carries represents the entire brood of one female and some males have been observed carrying fourteen balls of eggs (Ref. 12).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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