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Image of Phyllodocida

Image of Phyllodocida

Description:

Description: The polychaete Nereis gracilis (Hansen, 1878). This motile species is known exclusively from deep waters (range 930-2222 m) and has been recorded from the deeper parts of the Norwegian Sea, the Laptev Sea and probably the Sea of Beaufort. As with many deep-sea species very little is known about its biology. Nereis gracilis is likely to be an omnivorous scavenger with the specimen from Dalsnuten being approximately 15 cm long.
Item Type: Image
Title: Nereis gracilis
Copyright: SERPENT project
Species: Nereis gracilis
Behaviour: Motile and likely to be an omnivorous scavenger
Site: Atlantic -- Norwegian -- Dalsnuten
Site Description: Seafloor
Depth (m): 1452
Latitude: 66 deg 34' 33" N
Longitude: 3 deg 32' 46" E
Countries: Norway -- Norwegian Sector
Habitat: Benthic
Rig: Aker Barents
Project Partners: Shell, Aker Drilling, Oceaneering
ROV: Magnum 142
Deposited By: Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On: 23 February 2011

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