Chrysogorgiid coral with Chirostylid crustacean
The coral is a bushy chrysogorgiid. The crustacean is a Chirostylid squat lobster – note the long chelae and association with corals. It is probably either Gastroptychus sp. (likely) or Chirostylus sp.
|Title:||Chrysogorgiid coral with Chirostylid crustacean|
|Identification:||Morris, K. and Watling, L. and Roterman, N.|
|Date:||12 September 2013|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Alcyonacea (Soft Corals)|
|Species:||Chrysogorgiidae., Gastroptychus sp.|
|Behaviour:||Crustacean is hiding within the coral. This is a known association.|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||14 August 2014|
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