Maxillopoda | Sessilia
Buckeridge, J.S. and W.A. Newman. 1992. (Ref. 3683)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models