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Squat Lobster (Eumunida picta)
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Title: Squat Lobster (Eumunida picta)

Description: A regular and abundant inhabitant of western Atlantic Lophelia reefs, this red species of squat lobster with white-tipped chelae and legs perches atop rocks and coral fronds, pincers at the ready to instantly snag an unwary midwater fish that approaches too close. A more cyrptic long-armed relative guards a chemo-seep furrow. Nearby sits a scorpionfish (Idiastion kyphos), a newly recorded species for the Gulf of Mexico.


Date Taken: 8/1/2004

Length: 0:00

Video Producer: Dr. Ken Sulak , U.S. Geological Survey

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Open-File Report 2008-1148 & OCS Study MMS 2008-015

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