pycnogonid

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pycnogonid

a member of the order of arachnids which contains the so-called ‘sea-spiders’ - slender-bodied animals with relatively long legs.
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Pycnogonids from both groups were placed individually in chambers with approximately 2 g of hydroids as a food source.
We tested the effect of cuticular waxes on epibiont cover by cutting each of 16 pycnogonids longitudinally down the center of its trunk and separating the halves into two groups: an experimental group, in which waxes were removed, and a control group, in which the waxes were left intact.
Change in percent epibiont cover did not vary significantly with experimental (restricted ovigers) and control (unrestricted ovigers) pycnogonids (Z = 37, d.
In bright light, epibionts on pycnogonids produced high levels of oxygen locally.
We collected some pycnogonids at depths of 20-30 m and on the undersides of submerged concrete blocks--sites that likely received very little light and would support very low levels of photosynthesis.
Several species of pycnogonids have been reported to use their ovigers to groom their cuticles (King, 1973; Arnaud and Bamber, 1987; Davenport et al.