Colossendeidae


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Colossendeidae

[‚käl·ə·sen′dā·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of deep-water marine arthropods in the subphylum Pycnogonida, having long palpi and lacking chelifores, except in polymerous forms.
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The mitochondrial genome of Colossendeis megalonyx supports a basal position of Colossendeidae within the Pycnogonida.
More recently, the mechanics of walking in three species of two families of Antarctic pycnogonid, Family Colossendeidae, species Colossendeis australis and Dodecolopoda mawsoni and family Pallenopsidae: Pallenopsis patagonica, were described in some detail [2].
The occurrence of similar walking patterns in four families, Colossendeidae, Pallenopsidae, Phoxichilidae, and Nymphonidae would indicate that this may be the normal walking pattern for octopodous pycnogonids.