Colossendeis japonica Hoek, 1898
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Family:  Colossendeidae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 703 - 4390 m
Distribution:  Northern Pacific: Japan, Kermadec Island and USA.
Diagnosis:  Consistently small with long, ctraight, inflated proboscis. Distal 3 palp segments very short in relation to next proximal 2. Tarsus almost twice propodal length, claw of moderate length. Terminal oviger claw very long (Ref. 2157, p. 13).
Biology:  Deep slope to abyssal (Ref. 19).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 20.11.20

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