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Pycnogonida - Sea Spiders


 Kingdom: Animalia
 Subphylum: Chelicerata
 Class: Pycnogonida

Sea SpiderSea spiders have small bodies and long, segmented legs! Sea spiders have a long proboscis that they use to suck nutrients out of invertebrates.

There are around 1,000 known species. Most species are 1-10 millimeters in length, although there are species with a legspan of 30 or more inches found in deep ocean environments.

Sea spiders are found from the intertidal zone to depths of more than 20,000 feet! Sea spiders don't swim, they walk along the ocean floor.