Cancer pagurus

Cancer pagurus


The crabs are attending a baited trap on the seabed. Cancer pagurus and the hermit crab Pagurus prideaux reached the bait within minutes of deployment. Other species attracted to the bait were ling (Molva molva), redfish and asteroids. The white markers are to indicate the size of the organisms and are 10cm apart. C. pagurus were found at a density of 0.01 individuals per metre squared at Lancaster

Item Type:Image
Title:Cancer pagurus
Date:22 August 2009
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps) > Family Cancridae (rock crabs)
Species:Cancer pagurus
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):155
Latitude:60 deg 11' 13" N
Longitude:3 deg 51' 18" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Rig:Byford Dolphin
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Senergy, Fugro
Keywords:Cancer pagurus
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:01 December 2009

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