Neohela sp.

Neohela sp.Neohela sp.


An amphipod, likely Neohela lamina in its burrow at 1350 m water depth. Brittle stars, probably Ophiacantha bidentata, were common in the area and can be also be seen in the images.

Item Type:Image
Title:Neohela sp.
Date:02 March 2008
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Amphipoda (Amphipods) > Family Aoridae (Amphipods) > Neohela sp., Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Ophiuroidea (Brittle stars) > Ophiurida (Brittle Stars) > Ophiacanthidae
Species:Neohela (lamina), Ophiacantha bidentata
Behaviour:Neohela digs 10 cm deep burrows, in which this specimen can be seen. Similar burrows were common at the Asterix site
Site:Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1350
Latitude:5 deg 17' 25" N
Longitude:67 deg 01' 02" E
Countries:Norway > Norwegian Sector
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Transocean Leader
Project Partners:StatoilHydro, Oceaneering, Transocean
ROV:Magnum 018
Keywords:Amphipod Neohela
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:22 April 2009

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