Squat lobster feeding on krill

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A squat lobster (Munida sp.) feeding on krill. In this image the squat lobster has caught an individual krill in its claw. This behaviour has previously reported by SERPENT at the slightly deeper Scheihallion and Foinaven fields close to Lancaster. For further details see: Hudson, I. R and Wigham, B. D. (2003). In situ observations of the predatory feeding behaviour of the galatheid squat lobster Munida sarsi using a remotely operated vehicle. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. 83: 463-464. Found at a density of 0.02 individuals per metre squared at Lancaster.

Item Type:Image
Title:Squat lobster feeding on krill
Creator(s):Gates, A
Identification:Gates, A
Date:27 May 2010
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps) > Family Galatheidae (Galatids (squat lobsters)), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Euphausiacea (Krill) > Family Euphausiidae (Krill)
Species:Munida sp.
Behaviour:Catching and feeding on krill
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):155
Latitude:60 deg 11' 13" N
Longitude:3 deg 51' 18" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Rig:Borgsten Dolphin
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Subsea 7
ROV:Pioneer 027
Keywords:squat lobster Feeding Krill
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:20 August 2010

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