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Colossendeis cucurbita   Cole, 1909


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Pycnogonida | Pantopoda | Colossendeidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 591 - 4845 m (Ref. 1844).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Antarctic, Northern Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.0 cm BASL male/unsexed; (Ref. 168)

Short description Morphology

Proboscis long, 8 to 9 times its maximum diameter, swollen at midpoint, which is widest area, and is straight, linear, or with a slight dorsal curve distally. Curve variable and usually not conspicuous. Distal 3 palp segments together no longer than next proximal or 7th segment, and 6th segment only about 0.75 as long as 7th. Terminal palp segment longer than penultimate 2 which are subequal in length. Tarsus varies from 2.5 to almost 3 times longer than slender tapered propodus. Claw relatively short at about 0.33 of propodal length. Species blind with low, anterior-pointing conical ocular tubercle (Ref. 2157, p. 11).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Abyssal (Ref. 169). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bamber, R.N. 2004. (Ref. 1789)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.8 - 2.7, mean 2.3 (based on 793 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown