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Benthic species from The Gulf of Mexico (Brine Pool, Garden Bank, Vioska Knoll, Green Canyon)
and the Bahamas (Gouldings Cay, Little San Salvador)

A few are from coral reefs, but most were found at depths from 1000 to 3000 feet.

 

The giant deep-sea isopod (pillbug) Bathynomus gigantea

 

Octopus from Little San Salvador

 

Bearded fireworm (Hermodice carunculata) found on the Pinnacles at Little San Salvador

 

Stalked crinoid found at depth at Little San Salvador

 

Deep-sea hermit crab without shell (Pagurus curacaoensis)

 

Deep-sea starfish

 

The deep-sea decapod shrimp Eugonatonotus crassus

 

The deep-sea slit shell Peretrochus sp.

 

Deep-sea isopod

 



The giant mussel (Bathymodiolus childressi) found at the shore of the Brine Pool

 

The top snail Callistoma benedicti

 

Deep-sea crab

 

 

Cataegis meroglypta

 

The toadfish Chaunax suttkusi found on the shores of the Brine Pool

 

The sea urchin Echinus melo


Iridescent top snail

 

The chirostylid crab Eumunida picta

 

The sea star Odontoaster hispidus

 

The brittle star (serpent star) Ophiocreas sp.

 

The neritid snail Bathynerita naticoidea

 

The crab Paralomis cubensis

 

The spiked sea robin Peristedion greyae

 

Adult form of the crab Rochinia crassa

Adult form of the crab Rochinia crassa

 

The sea star Sclerasterias contorta

 

Scorpion fish of unknown species

 

The pencil urchin Stylocidaris lineata

 

The hermit crab Sympagurus pictus with its shell covered by an anemone

 

The sea star Tamaria halperni

 

(All photographs by Sonke Johnsen; contact for rights)

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