Summary

Eurythenes species are known throughout the worlds oceans. Eating the flesh from dead carcass in the sea, these specimens were collected from a decomposing Manta Ray on the seafloor at 1,500 m depth off the coast of New South Wales during the 2017 Sampling the Abyss voyage on the RV Investigator. These three specimens are considered juveniles due to their size.

Specimen Details

  • Taxon Name

    Eurythenes

  • Author and date of publication

    Smith, 1882

  • Preferred Common name

    amphipod

  • Number Of Specimens

    3

  • Specimen Nature

    Whole wet ethanol 95% ethanol 70%

  • Expedition Name

    IN2017_V03 - Sampling the Abyss

  • Collected By

    O'Hara et. al IN2017 V03 abyss Marine Invertebrates Team

  • Collection Event Code

    IN2017 V03 080

  • Sampling Method

    Beam Trawl - CSIRO Four Metre

  • Date Visited From

    5/06/2017 11:07 AM

  • Date Visited To

    5/06/2017 12:24 PM

  • Depth To (m)

    1194

  • Depth From (m)

    1257

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Scientific Group

    Invertebrate Zoology

  • Discipline

    Invertebrates

  • Collecting Areas

    Invertebrates

  • Type of Item

    Specimen

Taxonomy

Geospatial Information

  • Site Code

    IN2017 V03 080

  • Country

    Australia

  • State

    New South Wales

  • Precise Location

    Central Eastern CMR, E of Woolgoolga

  • Latitude

    -30.099;-30.128

  • Longitude

    153.596;153.571

  • Geodetic Datum

    WGS84

  • Georeference Protocol

    data provided with specimen(s)

  • Georeference By

    Dr Alan Williams - CSIRO