Lithodid crab from Mauritania (Paralomis africana?)

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.

Item Type:Image
Title:Lithodid crab from Mauritania (Paralomis africana?)
Creator(s):Jones, Daniel
Identification:Snow, Sally
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)
Species:Paralomis africana
Site:Atlantic > Northern Tropical Atlantic > Tiof
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1050
Latitude:17 deg 56' 18" N
Longitude:16 deg 52' 03" W
UTM Zone:28
Countries:West Africa > Mauritania
Substratum:soft sediment
Rig:Boa Deep C
Project Partners:Woodside, Oceaneering
ROV:Millenium 22
Keywords:crab, well, mauritania, Paralomis africana
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:29 January 2010

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