Strange bathyal crustacean found living in soft sediment. Probably uses long claws to dig out polychaetes from burrows.
|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 Polychelidae|
|Behaviour:||usually found burrowing in seabed. Swims up when disturbed by ROV|
|Site:||Atlantic > Northern Tropical Atlantic > Tiof|
|Latitude:||17 deg 57' 05" N|
|Longitude:||16 deg 51' 49" W|
|Countries:||West Africa > Mauritania|
|Rig:||Boa Deep C|
|Project Partners:||Woodside, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||crab, mauritania, burrowed, burying, lobster|
|Deposited By:||Dr Daniel Jones|
|Deposited On:||29 January 2010|
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