Nymphon eltaninae Child, 1995
No Picture Available

Family:  Nymphonidae ()
Max. size:  5.5 cm LS (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1215 - 1233 m
Distribution:  Antarctic Pacific: Antarctica.
Biology:  Depth besed on occurrence record (Ref. 156); to be replaced with a better reference. 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)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Dar, Christine - 28.05.08

Source and more info: www.sealifebase.org. For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.

php script by sortiz, 10/02/17 ,  last modified by sortiz, 10/02/17