Pycnogonida | Pantopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 35 - 2200 m (Ref. 119523). Polar
Arctic and Northeast Atlantic: Canada and Svalbard.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Arctic Sea: Fall into one of the three patterns of distribution which is abundant occurrences in deeper water of the boreal zones (Ref. 12). A classic deep water species in the two deep Arctic basins on either side of the Lomonosov Ridge (Ref. 209). Ecology: shelf to slope (Ref. 19). Associations with other animals: Porifera (Ref. 220). Found at depths of 35 to 2200 m (Ref. 119523). Associations with other animals: Porifera (Ref. 220). Benthic (Ref. 2952). Depth estimate based on Family.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Piepenburg, D., N.V. Chernova, C.F. von Dorrien, J. Gutt, A.V. Neyelov, E. Rachor, L. Saldanha and M.K. Schmid. 1996. (Ref. 2952)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models