Achelia echinata   Hodge, 1864

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Pycnogonida | Pantopoda | Ammotheidae

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 14 m (Ref. 126174).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northwest Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Female palps and chelifores: smaller than male. Proboscis: Lacks chelifores, and proboscis capable of considerable movement at the region of the 'soft collar'. Proboscis may be directed downwards at right angles to the main axis of the body or even in a more ventro-posterior direction than this. The mouth at the tip of the proboscis is reradiate structure which usually has three lip-lobes and sometimes consist of smooth cuticle. Thrusts the tip of its proboscis through the operculum of the bryozoan Flustra foliacea and feed on the animal within.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Coastal to slope (Ref. 19). Feeds on the polyzoan Flustra foliacea (also associated with), and Dynamena pumila (Ref. 12). Method of feeding: proboscis into operculum (Ref. 234). Grasps hydroid tentacles and pulls them off with the proboscis lips (Ref. 121217). Part of a fouling community (Ref. 126174).

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

Reproductive system: Genital opening lacks operculum positioned at the tip of a protuberance (Figure 18g) (Ref. 12).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

King, P.E. 1973. (Ref. 12)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Egg development
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.9 - 14, mean 11.5 (based on 237 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.