Order of sea spiders that have adopted an underwater life, with spindly legs and a small, vestigial abdomen. Although they resemble true spiders in appearance there are considerable anatomical differences. They date back to the Devonian era and there are about 85 genera and 1000 living species.
Class Pycnogonida (Sea Spiders)
Short introduction from the Animal Diversity Web.
Introduction to the Pycnogonida
Brief introduction to sea spiders, including information on their feeding and anatomy.
Jason Dunlop - Research Interests
Among his other research interests, Jason Dunlop is working on a fossil pantopod larva.
Sea Spiders: Class Pycnogonida
An introduction to the biology and ecology of Sea Spiders (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida).
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