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Ammothea hilgendorfi Sea spider

Ammothea hilgendorfi wird umgangssprachlich oft als Asselspinne bezeichnet. Sie ist als parasitäres Tier nicht für eine Aquarienhaltung geeignet.


Profilbild Urheber Stefan Verheyen, Niederlande

Ammothea hilgendorfi, 2019


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lexID:
11397 
AphiaID:
134607 
Scientific:
Ammothea hilgendorfi 
German:
Asselspinne 
English:
Sea Spider 
Category:
Chelicerates 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Pycnogonida (Class) > Pantopoda (Order) > Ammotheidae (Family) > Ammothea (Genus) > hilgendorfi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Böhm, ), 1879 
Occurrence:
the North Sea, Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), Hawaii, Japan, North Pacific (Ocean), the British Isles, the Mediterranean Sea, USA, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
17 - 113 Meter 
Size:
0,2 cm 
Temperature:
°F - 68 °F (°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps = corallivorous, omnivore, Parasitic 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Ammothea allopodes
  • Ammothea antipodensis
  • Ammothea armentis
  • Ammothea australiensis
  • Ammothea bentartica
  • Ammothea bicorniculata
  • Ammothea bigibbosa
  • Ammothea calmani
  • Ammothea carolinensis
  • Ammothea clausi
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-02-14 19:58:27 

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Ammothea hilgendorfi (Böhm, 1879)

Sea Spiders are not spiders in the traditional sense. They are known as pycnogonida or pantopoda.
All of them are carnivores and predators (for examble feeds on anemones, sponge, hydrozoa, mossanimals, molluscs and zoanthids).

Sea spiders are typically eigth legged.They are reproduce sexualy.

The photo shows a sea spider that is a predator on zoanthid corals. This species feeds on zoanthids and is a zoanthid pests.

A method is to physically remove the adults with some tweezers.

Ammothea hilgendorfi has 4 pairs of legs, the body consists of 4 segments. They live on sediments, mussel clumps, algae such as kelp, etc, can also be found on echinoderms, such sea cucumber and starfish.

Synonyme:
Ammothea marginatum (Cole, 1904) (Synonym)
Ammothea ovatus (Hilton, 1942) (Junior synonym)
Ammothea ovatus Hilton, 1942
Corniger hilgendorfi Böhm, 1879

External links

  1. Discover Life (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Nathistoc.bio.uci.edu (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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