Heteronymphon abyssale (Stock, 1968)
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Family:  Nymphonidae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 3570 - 6000 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic and Eastern Pacific.
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Biology:  Combination depth range: min from literature, max from estimate. Inhabits abyssal zone (Ref. 8430). Members of the class Pycnogonida are gonochoric and sexually dimorphic. During copulation, male usually suspends itself beneath the female. Fertilization occurs as the eggs leave the female's ovigers. Males brood the egg masses until they hatch. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into protonymphon larva then to adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Pauly, Daniel - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 26.10.17
Checked by: Cort├ęs, Jorge - 23.11.11

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