Crustaceans at the Hawaii-2 Observatory

Observed in video surveys (ROV Jason in 1998 and 1999 and ROV JasonII in 2003 and 2004) and/or camera sled/otter trawl transects (in 2003)

 

Except for those species verified by collection (indicated by *), these classifications are best guesses and subject to change.  Classification was checked first with Tree of Life and then with European Register of Marine Species in June 2006.
Click on the filename prefix for additional photos of that specific type of organism.
*** NOTE FOR BENTHIC VS. PELAGIC: Organisms were classified as benthic if they were observed at least some times on the seafloor. ***

*** NOTE FOR VIDEO CLIPS: Video clips on this page are either Windows Media Video 8 files (*.WMV).  Click for a list of all video clips (including MPEG and MOV files). ***

 

Class, Order
Family
Genus, species
(* verified by collection)
Common Name
Filename Prefix
Type Photo
Benthic or Pelagic?
Crustacea, Copepoda
Not determined, probably several species Copepod
art_cop_1
copepod
Pelagic
Crustacea, Malacostraca, Decapoda Galatheidae
Munidopsis?
Galatheid crab (squat lobster) *
art_cra_1
galatheid
Benthic
Crustacea, Malacostraca, Decapoda Penaeoidea?
Similar to Aristaeomorpha
Shrimp
art_shr_1
shrimp
Click for video1 , video2 , video3 , video 4
Pelagic
Crustacea, Malacostraca, Decapoda Sergestoidea?
Not determined Shrimp art_shr_2
shrimp
Click for video1 , video2 , video3
Pelagic
Crustacea, Peracarida?, Isopoda?
Not determined Similar to munnopsid isopod in water column, yet looks like spider crab on benthos
art_iso 1
isopod_shrimp_crab
Click for video
Benthic
Crustacea, Peracarida?, Isopoda?
Not determined Similar to isopod
art_iso_2
isopod_crab
Benthic
Crustacea, Peracarida?, Amphipoda?
Not determined Amphipod?
art_amp 1
amphipod
Click for video1 , video2
Benthic

Total number of types of crustaceans identified: 7.
Benthic crustaceans: 4 types; planktonic/pelagic crustaceans: the other 3 types.


*** We would like to thank J. Martin for helping identify the crustaceans.  ***

*** No barnacles or pycnogonids have been observed at H2O. ***


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Page updated 16 June 2006 by Stace Beaulieu (stace@whoi.edu)