Chaceon mediterraneus

Chaceon mediterraneusChaceon mediterraneus


Chaceon mediterraneus is identified based on the five anterolateral spines on the carapace. It was attracted to bait deployed at the seabed. Prior to deployment of the bait it was seen in quantitative video transects and recorded at density of 2.6 individuals per 100 m2.

Item Type:Image
Title:Chaceon mediterraneus
Creator(s):Gates, Andrew
Identification:Cartes, Joan and Gates, A.
Date:17 December 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 Geryonidae (Deep sea crabs)
Species:Chaceon mediterraneus
Behaviour:Attracted to bait
Site:Atlantic > Mediterranean > Eastern Mediterranean > Kiwi
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):2720m
Latitude:32 deg 15' 33" N
Longitude:28 deg 38' 45" W
Countries:North Africa > Egypt
North Africa > Egypt
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Discoverer Americas
Project Partners:Statoil, Transocean, Oceaneering
Keywords:Chaceon Mediterranean
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:20 April 2012

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