Reproductive Biology

Mating occurs in the burrows from June until November. Males deposit sperm in a gelatinous mass on the underside of the female. After the male leaves the burrow, the female fertilizes the eggs, which are dark blue and kept within a brood pouch made by broad, leaf-like thoracic appendages. Newly hatched juveniles look very much like their parents.

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

No common name

Pleustes platypa

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