Bathynomus giganteus - Giant Isopod

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Bathynomus giganteus (Giant Isopod) feeding on some bait. A specimen obtained in a trap shortly after this video was taken was identified as Bathynomus giganteus/ Milne-Edwards, 1879 (Isopoda,Cirolaridae) common for the Atlantic and reported previously for Venezuela. It was identified by the muesum in Caracas, Venezuela.

Item Type:Video
Title:Bathynomus giganteus - Giant Isopod
Creator(s):Jones, Daniel
Identification:Jones, Daniel
Date:26 July 2007
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Isopoda (Isopods)
Species:Bathynomus giganteus
Behaviour:Feeding on some bait on the seafloor.
Site:Atlantic > Venezuelan Basin
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):543
Latitude:9 deg 44' 07" N
Longitude:59 deg 44' 60" W
Countries:South America > Venezuela
Substratum:fine sediment
Rig:Transocean Sovereign Explorer
Project Partners:Statoil, Transocean, Subsea 7
ROV:Centurion 38 HD
Notes:Location: Samba server \2007\South America\Venezuela\Orca
Keywords:Bathynomus giganteus, Giant Isopod, Orca, Venezuela
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:02 February 2010

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