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Order Pantopoda

Black bodiless spider Sea Spider - Pycnogonum stearnsi Callipallene brevirostris Callipallene brevirostris Callipallene brevirostris Pantopoda Pantopoda
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Pycnogonida (Sea Spiders)
Order Pantopoda
Other Common Names
Sea spiders
They have a cephalothorax and a smaller abdomen.
Four to six pairs of legs for walking. Some have additional leg-like appendages.
Life Cycle
Separate sexes, except for one hermaphroditic species.
They are not spiders, despite their common name (Sea spiders).
Internet References
EoL. Pantopoda (Sea spiders)
Wikicommons. External anatomy of Nymphon sea spider.