Marshallora nigrocincta (Adams, 1839)
black-line triphora
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Family:  Triphoridae ()
Max. size:  0.8 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 6 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic.
Biology:  This species is found in offshore areas with high salinity, especially in coral reefs, drift, estuaries, mangroves and reef lagoons, particularly on algae, pilings, coral, mud, octocoral, rock, rubble, sand, seagrass, shell, and sponge habitats (Ref. 83934). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 05.11.12
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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