Thecostraca | Pollicipedomorpha
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 356). Subtropical, preferred 19°C (Ref. 107945); 50°N - 15°N, 19°W - 6°E
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101388)
Exposed to heavy swell on rocky intertidal areas. Typically associated with cliffs and deep channels (Ref. 106932). Natural diet requires more studies. Its related species P. polymerus feed on diatoms, detritus, pelagic crustaceans, phytoplankton, microalgae, copepods and polychaetes; to be replaced with a better reference (Ref. 113151).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the superorder Thoracica are mostly hermaphroditic. Broadcast spawners, fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into planktonic nauplii and leave the mantle cavity. Afterwards, they undergo six naupliar instars succeded by nonfeeding cypris larva (settling stage) which later metamorphose into adults (Ref. 833). Species is a simultaneous hermaphrodite (Ref. 117168).
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 11.5 - 19.2, mean 14.9 (based on 134 cells).