No Common Name (cyclaspis Longicaudata): Species Account
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 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
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Ruppert, E. E., and R. S. Fox. Seashore Animals of the Southeast. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.
Watling, L. "Revision of the Cumacean Family Leuconidae." Journal of Crustacean Biology 11 (1991): 56-82.
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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