Accalathura gigantissima Kussakin, 1967
Accalathura gigantissima
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Leptanthuridae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 123 - 655 m
Distribution:  Antarctic Atlantic: Weddell Sea, East Antarctic.
Biology:  Epibenthic macropredator (Ref. 117902). Preys on amphipods, which it pierces and sucks on via its specialized mouthparts (Ref. 117936). Members of the order Isopoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Mating usually occurs before and sometimes during the parturial molt. Sperm transfer is indirect. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium, which later hatch into manca postlarva before developing into adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 02.07.15

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