Archive for the 'Pycnogonids (Sea spiders)' Category

Pycnogonids around the web

The great marine blog Deep Sea News has a post up about Pycnogonids, or sea spiders. These bizarre and fascinating Chelicerates are distantly akin to horseshoe crabs and arachnids.  However, there is some contention about weather Pycnogonids reside within Chelicerata, or represent a distinct sister subphylum.  Learn more about them in the following links:

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Arthropoda can now be found here.

Michael Bok is a graduate student studying the visual system of mantis shrimp.

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