Reproductive Biology

Sexes are separate; males attach to females as cyprid larvae and undergo metamorphosis into dwarf males. Testes open into extensible penis to fertilize eggs. Nauplii hatch from eggs and after four naupliar stages, cyprid larvae with six pairs of appendages and compound eyes search for a suitable substrate in which to burrow.

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

Reverse Testicular Atrophy

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

No common name

Ascothorax ophioctenis

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