Anemone and Sea spider

Anemone and Sea spider


Sea spider (Pycnogonid) Nymphon sp. and an anemone of the the Hormathiidae family, this is one of the two more diverse families in the deep sea and many of the taxa are distinguished based on internal anatomy (Such as how many pairs of mesenteries are complete or the size of nematocysts).

Item Type:Image
Title:Anemone and Sea spider
Creator(s):MacLean, M.
Identification:MacLean, M.
Date:04 September 2006
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Pycnogonida (Sea Spiders) > Order Pantopoda (Sea spiders), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Actiniaria (Anemones) > Hormathiidae
Species:Nymphon sp.
Behaviour:The sea spider is feeding on the anemone
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):480
Countries:Faroe Islands
Substratum:Sand and Gravel
Rig:Stena Don
Project Partners:Statoil, Oceaneering
ROV:Magnum 070, Sea Owl 590
Keywords:Brugdan West of Sheltand Faroe-Shetland Channel Atlantic Benthic pycnogonid nymphon sp. Sea spider Anemone Hormathiidae
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:13 December 2010

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