Eurythenes magellanicus H. Milne Edwards, 1848,

Amon, Diva J, Ziegler, Amanda F, Drazen, Jeffrey C, Grischenko, Andrei V, Leitner, Astrid B, Lindsay, Dhugal J, Voight, Janet R, Wicksten, Mary K, Young, Craig M & Smith, Craig R, 2017, Megafauna of the UKSRL exploration contract area and eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean: Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Ctenophora, Mollusca, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 14598-14598: 14598

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Eurythenes magellanicus H. Milne Edwards, 1848


Eurythenes magellanicus H. Milne Edwards, 1848 


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: AB1-TR04-amph-5; recordNumber: AB1-TR04-amph-5; recordedBy: Jeffrey Drazen, Astrid Leitner; individualCount: 1; lifeStage: Adult; occurrenceStatus: present; preparations: tissue and DNA voucher stored in 80% non-denatured ethanol aqueous solution and remainder of animal preserved in 4% formaldehyde; Taxon: taxonConceptID: Eurythenesmagellanicus; scientificName: Eurythenesmagellanicus; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Malacostraca; order: Amphipoda; family: Eurytheneidae; genus: Eurythenes; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: H. Milne Edwards, 1848; Location: waterBody: Pacific Ocean; stateProvince: Clarion-Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration contract area (UK-1) ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum A; maximumDepthInMeters: 4170; locationRemarks: RV Melville Cruise MV1313; decimalLatitude: 13.7615; decimalLongitude: -116.4655; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Inga Mohrbeck, Mary Wicksten, Jeffrey Drazen, Astrid Leitner, Diva J. Amon, Amanda Ziegler; dateIdentified: 2014; identificationRemarks: Identified by morphology and DNA of collected specimen; Event: samplingProtocol: Baited Trap; eventDate: 2013-10-17; eventTime: 7:13; habitat: Abyssal polymetallic-nodule field; fieldNumber: TR04; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: UHM; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps 


This and other amphipods can be distinguished from "true shrimp" (Order Decapoda  ) by having NO carapace, sessile eyes (no stalks) and three pairs of terminal appendages (uropods). Species of Eurythenes  are the largest deep-sea amphipods and often are attracted to bait. Notice that there are large coxal plates at the bases of the legs - these are absent in decapod shrimps.

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