SEA SPIDERS

AR181. YELLOW HAIRY SEA SPIDER

Tanystylum anthomasti

AR182. STUBBY OVAL SEA SPIDER

Pycnogonum stearnsi

AR183. GIANT SEA SPIDER

Nymphon pixellae, Nymphon solitarium, Nymphon variatum

AR184. SPINY-THIGH SEA SPIDER

Phoxichilidium femoratum

AR185. white sea spider

 

Perhaps as many as 50 other species of sea spiders exist in the Pacific Northwest but remain largely unknown for several reasons: they are usually tiny and inconspicuous and often associate intimately with other creatures on which they can conceal themselves.