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The species is possibly C. colossea but it is necessary to observe the palp articles, which are not visible from the photograph, to confirm the identification

Item Type:Image
Identification:Bamber, Dr. Roger
Date:17 July 2007
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Pycnogonida (Sea Spiders) > Order Pantopoda (Sea spiders) > Family Colossendeidae (Sea spiders)
Species:Colossendeis sp.
Behaviour:On the seabed
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
North Sea > West of Shetland > Rosebank
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1085
Latitude:60 deg 59' 33" N
Longitude:3 deg 49' 49" E
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Transocean Rather
Project Partners:Chevron, Subsea 7, Transocean
ROV:Centurion 05 HD (work class)
Keywords:sea spider
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:17 July 2007

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