Lithodid crab from Mauritania (Paralomis africana?)
Lithodid from Mauritania. Best identification is Paralomis africana although picture quality prevents high confidence. P. africana could be P. cristulata, but there is no point making that distinction since the two are very close. That would fit into the normal depth range (although extend known geographic range) for both species.
|Title:||Lithodid crab from Mauritania (Paralomis africana?)|
|Date:||23 October 2004|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps) > Family Lithodidae (King crabs)|
|Site:||Atlantic > Northern Tropical Atlantic > Tiof|
|Latitude:||17 deg 56' 18" N|
|Longitude:||16 deg 52' 03" W|
|Countries:||West Africa > Mauritania|
|Rig:||Boa Deep C|
|Project Partners:||Woodside, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||crab, well, mauritania, Paralomis africana|
|Deposited By:||Dr Daniel Jones|
|Deposited On:||29 January 2010|
Repository Staff Only: edit this item
In any downloading or consulting of the data from this website, the visitor acknowledges that he/she agrees to the following:
Jones, D.O.B., Gates, A.R., Curry, R.A., Thomson, M., Pile, A., Benfield, M. (Eds) (2009). SERPENT project. Media database archive. Available online at accessed on
If any data constitutes a substantial proportion of the records used in secondary analysis, the authors/managers of the database should be contacted. In any case, there are additional data which may prove valuable to such analyses.
SERPENT Image and Video Archive is running on GNU EPrints repository-creating software, which generates eprints repositories that are compliant with the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting OAI 1.1 and 2.0.
The GNU EPrints repository-creating software is available for free at http://software.eprints.org/.
More information is available about the repository.