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Cumaceans: Cumacea - No Common Name (cyclaspis Longicaudata): Species Account

males accessed possibly live

Physical characteristics: The smooth carapace of Cyclaspis longicaudata is almost ball-shaped. The abdomen is very long and slender; males have five pairs of pleopods.


Geographic range: They live in the cold waters of the North Atlantic, from northern Norway to the northeastern United States.


Habitat: They live on the bottom in sandy mud at depths from 395 to 16,400 feet (120 to 5,000 meters).


Diet: Nothing is known about what they eat.


Behavior and reproduction: Nothing is known about their behavior or how they reproduce. The shape of their bodies suggests that The shape of their bodies suggests that Cyclaspis longicaudata spend little time swimming, except possibly when the males are looking for a mate. (Illustration by John Megahan. Reproduced by permission.) they spend little time swimming, except possibly when the males are looking for a mate. Some populations reproduce year-round.


Cyclaspis longicaudata and people: This species does not directly impact people or their activities.


Conservation status: This species is not considered endangered or threatened. ∎


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Books:

Brusca, R. C., and G. J. Brusca. Invertebrates. Second edition. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, 2003.

Ruppert, E. E., and R. S. Fox. Seashore Animals of the Southeast. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.


Periodicals:

Watling, L. "Revision of the Cumacean Family Leuconidae." Journal of Crustacean Biology 11 (1991): 56-82.


Web sites:

Lowry, J. K. Crustacea, the Higher Taxa: Description, Identification, and Information Retrieval. Version: 2 October 1999. http://www.crustacea.net/crustace/www/cumac.htm (accessed on February 18, 2005).

Welcome to the Cumacean Page. http://nature.umesci.maine.edu/cumacea.html (accessed on February 18, 2005).

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