Classification: Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps)


Number of items: 30.

Brachyura (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 218

Brachyuran Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Burrowing

Brachyuran Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Burrowing

Brachyuran Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Burrowing

Carid shrimp (unidentified) (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > Enfield
Depth (m): 580
Behaviour: Resting on seafloor, Crawling on seafloor

Caridea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 314

Chamber sponge (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Prawn crawling over sponge

Chrysogorgiid coral with Chirostylid crustacean (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1382
Behaviour: Crustacean is hiding within the coral. This is a known association.

Crab (1 file)
Site: Arctic > Barents > Norway
Depth (m): 200
Behaviour: Crawling near pipe

Decapod (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Venezuelan Basin
Depth (m): 543
Behaviour: An unidentified decapod on the seabed.

Decapoda (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -731.76

Hermit crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155
Behaviour: feeding

Hermit crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155

Hermit crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155

Hermit crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155

Hermit crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155

possibly Parapagurus pilosimanus (and Epizoanthus paguriphilus anemone) from Mozambique (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa
Depth (m): 1159
Behaviour: walking on seafloor

Prawn (0 files)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field

Depth (m): 1366m
Behaviour: Feeding on seabed.

Prawn (0 files)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field

Depth (m): 1366m
Behaviour: Feeding on seabed.

Prawn (coldwater) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

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

Prawn (coldwater) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Block 31
Depth (m): 2500
Behaviour: Resting

Prawn/Shrimp (unidentified) (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > Enfield
Depth (m): 580
Behaviour: Crawling on seabed

Shrimp (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Gulf of Mexico > Walker Ridge 544
Depth (m): 1847.7

Shrimp (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field

Depth (m): 750m
Behaviour: Swimming near equipment.

Shrimp (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -2687.1

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

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Feeding

Squat Lobster (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind

Depth (m): 184
Behaviour: Defence pose

Submerged wood (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Feeding on wood as it is broken down by bacteria

Unidentified crustacean (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Baobab, Ivory Coast
Depth (m): 1290
Behaviour: Walking on seafloor

Unidentified Flatfish (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > North Sea > Ragnarokk
North Sea > North Sea > Ragnarokk

Depth (m): 117

This list was generated on Tue Oct 21 20:01:39 BST 2014.


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