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Pycnogonum stearnsi

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Pycnogonum stearnsi, Stearn's Sea Spider, Pillar Point 2014

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lexID:
10502 
Scientific:
Pycnogonum stearnsi 
German:
Asselspinne 
English:
Stearn's Sea Spider 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Pycnogonida (Class) > Not assigned (Order) > Pycnogonidae (Family) > Pycnogonum (Genus) > stearnsi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Ives, J.E., 1892 
Occurrence:
Japon, pacifique du nord, Pacifique Est 
Size:
bis zu 2,5cm 
Temperature:
4°C - 10°C 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Pycnogonum africanum
  • Pycnogonum aleuticum
  • Pycnogonum angulirostrum
  • Pycnogonum anovigerum
  • Pycnogonum arbustum
  • Pycnogonum asiaticum
  • Pycnogonum aurilineatum
  • Pycnogonum benokianum
  • Pycnogonum buticulosum
  • Pycnogonum calculum
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2017-03-05 19:19:45 

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Pycnogonum stearnsi Ives, 1883

Pycnogonum stearnsi or Stearns' sea spider is a marine arthropod in the family Pycnogonidae. It is found on north east Pacific Ocean,from British Columbia, to California, including Japan.

This spider-like animal grows to about 2.5 cm. The colour can be white, cream, sometimes pinkish. Stearns' sea spider is found under rocks or in dead barnacle shells. It sucking out fluids of the sea anemones Anthopleura sola, Anthopleura xanthogrammica, Metridium senile and Anthopleura elegantissima, the hydroids, Obelia and Aglaophenia and the sea squirt, Clavelina, but leaving the animal flaccid but alive.

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