Classification: Family Geryonidae (Deep sea crabs)


Number of items: 28.

Brisingid (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600

Chaceon (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -563.78

Chaceon mediterraneus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Mediterranean > Eastern Mediterranean > Kiwi
Depth (m): 2720m
Behaviour: Defensive

Chaceon mediterraneus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Mediterranean > Eastern Mediterranean > Kiwi
Depth (m): 2720m
Behaviour: Feeding

Chaceon mediterraneus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Mediterranean > Eastern Mediterranean > Kiwi
Depth (m): 2720m
Behaviour: Attracted to bait

Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > GOM unlisted
Depth (m): 1261
Behaviour: On sea bed in defensive position.

Geryon crab (4 files)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Hiding under pipe, Resting near pipe, Mating, Crawling on seabed by pipe

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > Tiger
Depth (m): 2750
Behaviour: Resting by rock

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Indian > Arabian Sea > India GSDW-5-1
Depth (m): 3000
Behaviour: Crawling

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Resting

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Holding, grasping, equipment

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Moving, travelling

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Hiding, sheltering, pipe

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Resting

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Mating

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Resting

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Travelling, moving

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Feeding

Geryon crab (5 files)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Digging, hunting, scavenging, next to sponge, Mating, Partly hiding under rock, Partly buried

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350

Geryon crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Mating

Geryon crab (4 files)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Mating next to pipes, Mating, Resting, waiting next to equipment

Geryon crab burrowing (2 files)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Morvin
Depth (m): 380
Behaviour: Burrowing in soft sediment

Geryon crab feeding (2 files)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Morvin
Depth (m): 380
Behaviour: Feeding on a mussel aggregation that has fallen from the rig underside.

Geryon crabs (3 files)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Morvin
Depth (m): 380
Behaviour: Two individuals defending their home

Highlights from Eastern Mediterranean (0 files)
Site: Atlantic > Mediterranean > Eastern Mediterranean > Kiwi
Depth (m): 2720m

This list was generated on Wed Aug 27 19:00:34 BST 2014.


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