Nymphon brevirostre Hodge, 1863
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Family:  Nymphonidae ()
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Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 911 m
Distribution:  Arctic, Northeast Atlantic and Northwest Pacific. Temperate to polar.
Biology:  This is an epibenthic species (Ref. 95730), that inhabits shelf areas (Ref. 19). Feeds on various hydroids epizoic on the bryozoan Flustra foliacea. Chemically attracted to various hydroid species, found to feed exclusively on hydroids, i.e. starves if no hydroids are present (Ref. 121217). Members of the class Pycnogonida are gonochoric and sexually dimorphic. During copulation, male usually suspends itself beneath the female. Fertilization occurs as the eggs leave the female's ovigers. Males brood the egg masses until they hatch. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into protonymphon larva then to adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Dar, Christine - 12.03.19

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