Aidanosagitta bedfordii (Doncaster, 1902)
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Family:  Sagittidae ()
Max. size:  0.4 cm BL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; marine; depth range - 5 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Biology:  Chaetognaths are active carnivores, feeding mostly on copepods, crustacean larvae and other chaetognaths and occasionally on forams and fish larvae (Ref. 81541). Members of the phylum Chaetognatha are hermaphroditic. Mating behavior: A preliminary visual signaling behavior for species recognition is observed to prevent predation. Life cycle: Eggs directly develop into miniature adults (hatchlings) (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: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 30.06.16

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