Polar Biology

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 73–75

Stone crabs close to the Antarctic Continent: Lithodes murrayi Henderson, 1888 (Crustacea; Decapoda; Anomura) off Peter I Island (68°51′S, 90°51′W)

  • M. Klages
  • J. Gutt
  • A. Starmans
  • T. Bruns
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00236128

Cite this article as:
Klages, M., Gutt, J., Starmans, A. et al. Polar Biol (1995) 15: 73. doi:10.1007/BF00236128

Abstract

Live reptant decapod crustaceans have never been collected on the Antarctic continental shelf, although shrimps occur locally in large quantities. Therefore, the collection of four male individuals of the anomuran decapod Lithodes murrayi off Peter I Island, close to the Antarctic Continent, between 180 and 260 m water depth in February 1994 is of particular relevance for further studies on the origin and adaptation of Antarctic decapods. Another five specimens were observed in situ by a remotely operated vehicle at the same location.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Klages
    • 1
  • J. Gutt
    • 1
  • A. Starmans
    • 1
  • T. Bruns
    • 1
  1. 1.Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar-und MeeresforschungBremerhavenGermany

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