Ascorhynchus hippos Turpaeva, 1994



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2015 (Wolf et al., 2022)



Kuril-Kamchatka Trench


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Turpaeva, E. P. (1994). Sea spiders (Pycnogonida) from the North Pacific Basin. Trudy Instituta Okeanologii Imeni P P Sirsova [1994]: 126-138.


Other references:

Bamber, R. N., El Nagar, A. and Arango, C. P. (eds.). (2023). Pycnobase: World Pycnogonida Database. Ascorhynchus hippos Turpaeva, 1994. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2023-03-10

Wolf, Lisa, Melzer, Roland R. and Lehmann, Tobias. (2022). Rediscovery after 25 years – first photographic documentation and DNA barcoding of the deep-sea pycnogonid species Ascorhynchus hippos Turpaeva, 1994 (Chelicerata, Pycnogonida, Ascorhynchidae) from the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench. Zoosystematics and Evolution 98(2): 257-262.


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