Agathotanais spinopoda Larsen, 1999
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Family:  Agathotanaidae ()
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Environment:  bathypelagic; marine
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Southeast Australian Shelf.
Biology:  Members of the order Tanaidacea are gonochoric and exhibits sexual dimorphism. Mating usually occurs in the female's tube; fertilization occurs in the marsupium. Life cycle: Eggs develop into manca larvae and later grow into reproductive females. After producing 1 or 2 broods, they molt into reproductive males (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Guerzon, Lorielle Ivy - 25.06.07

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