Mating takes place in water column. Sexually receptive female releases pheromones as she swims, leaving trail that is followed by male. Once in close proximity, male grasps female using strongly geniculate right antennule. Single spermatophore transferred during copulation, using tip of fifth leg. Diapto-mids lack seminal receptacles, so spermatophore discharges its contents over female's genital area to form an attached sper-matophoral mass. Attached spermatophoral mass effectively prevents further inseminations and is displaced when the egg sacs are extruded. After hatching of eggs and release of sacs, another copulation is required before another batch of eggs can be produced.
CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.
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