These are Lebbeus, most likely L. polaris. This species isn’t common around the UK and restricted to the very north. They were observed among hydroids that had grown over an artificial structure that had been at the seabed for 1 year.
|Date:||20 October 2011|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps) > Family Hippolytidae (Shrimps)|
|Site:||Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind|
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
|Latitude:||60 deg 17' 01" N|
|Longitude:||3 deg 50' 19" E|
|Countries:||UK > West of Shetland|
|Substratum:||Artificial structure covered with hydroids|
|Project Partners:||Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Fugro|
|Keywords:||Lebbeus West of Shetland Whirlwind|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||21 March 2012|
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