Polycheles crustacean

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Strange bathyal crustacean found living in soft sediment. Probably uses long claws to dig out polychaetes from burrows.

Item Type:Image
Title:Polycheles crustacean
Creator(s):Jones, Daniel
Identification:Thurston, Mike
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
Species:Polycheles sp.
Behaviour:usually found burrowing in seabed. Swims up when disturbed by ROV
Site:Atlantic > Northern Tropical Atlantic > Tiof
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1324
Latitude:17 deg 57' 05" N
Longitude:16 deg 51' 49" W
UTM Zone:28
Countries:West Africa > Mauritania
Substratum:soft sediment
Rig:Boa Deep C
Project Partners:Woodside, Oceaneering
ROV:Millenium 22
Keywords:crab, mauritania, burrowed, burying, lobster
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:29 January 2010

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