APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Nymphon gracile Leach, 1814 - Gangly lancer (Pycnogonida Images)
Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- dorsal view 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- dorsal view 2

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- head 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- ventral view 1

The specimen above was found in a rockpool on the lowershore near Marazion Harbour, Marazion, Cornwall, 27.10.14.

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- dorsal view anterior 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- dorsal view anterior 2

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- ventral view 2

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- ovigers 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- oviger under microscope 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- oviger under microscope 2

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- tarsus, propodus and claw under microscope 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- propodus, claw and auxillary claw under microscope 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- cheliphores, palps and proboscis under microscope 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- with 1.0mm division rule 1

Specimen above was found in a lowershore pool at Great Hogus, Marazion, Cornwall, 06.01.18.

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- foraminiferan Halyphysema tumanowiczii growing on the leg of the sea spider 1

The specimen with Halyphysema tumanowiczii on its leg was found on the lowershore at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 24.04.16.

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- in rockpool 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- in rockpool 2

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- walking across weed

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- walking across rock

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- close-up 1

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- close-up 2

Gangly lancer
Nymphon gracile
- close-up 3

Quite a common species on the shoreline across Devon and Cornwall although a sharp pair of eyes is often needed to see it. Have found the species at Batten Beach, Plymouth, Devon; Hannafore, Looe; Spit Point, Par, St. Austell; and at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Nymphon gracile Gangly lancer Sea Spider Pycnogonida Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.