Aidanosagitta septata (Doncaster, 1903)
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Family:  Sagittidae ()
Max. size:  0.6 cm BL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Biology:  Rare species (Ref. 81541). Chaetognaths are carnivores, feeding mostly on copepods, crustacean larvae and other chaetognaths, and also 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: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 30.04.08

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