Bathynomus giganteus - Giant Isopod
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Bathynomus giganteus (Giant Isopod) feeding on some bait. A specimen obtained in a trap shortly after this video was taken was identified as Bathynomus giganteus/ Milne-Edwards, 1879 (Isopoda,Cirolaridae) common for the Atlantic and reported previously for Venezuela. It was identified by the muesum in Caracas, Venezuela.
|Title:||Bathynomus giganteus - Giant Isopod|
|Date:||26 July 2007|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Isopoda (Isopods)|
|Behaviour:||Feeding on some bait on the seafloor.|
|Site:||Atlantic > Venezuelan Basin|
|Latitude:||9 deg 44' 07" N|
|Longitude:||59 deg 44' 60" W|
|Countries:||South America > Venezuela|
|Rig:||Transocean Sovereign Explorer|
|Project Partners:||Statoil, Transocean, Subsea 7|
|ROV:||Centurion 38 HD|
|Notes:||Location: Samba server \2007\South America\Venezuela\Orca|
|Keywords:||Bathynomus giganteus, Giant Isopod, Orca, Venezuela|
|Deposited By:||Dr Daniel Jones|
|Deposited On:||02 February 2010|
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