Decapod (prawn)

Decapod (prawn)


These are Lebbeus, most likely L. polaris. This species isn’t common around the UK and restricted to the very north. They were observed among hydroids that had grown over an artificial structure that had been at the seabed for 1 year.

Item Type:Image
Title:Decapod (prawn)
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Ashelby, C.
Date:20 October 2011
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps) > Family Hippolytidae (Shrimps)
Species:Lebbeus polaris
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
Depth (m):184
Latitude:60 deg 17' 01" N
Longitude:3 deg 50' 19" E
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Habitat:Artificial structure
Substratum:Artificial structure covered with hydroids
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Fugro
ROV:Super Spartan
Keywords:Lebbeus West of Shetland Whirlwind
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:21 March 2012

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