Inês Carneiro - Carrying behaviour in Paromola cuvieri


Name and surname: Inês Carneiro

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Country: Portugal

Title: Carrying behaviour in Paromola cuvieri - Paromola cuvieri

Description: Paromola cuvieri is a deep-sea crab species known to occur in the Atlantic Ocean, at depths between 10m and more than 1000m. In 2011, Braga-Henriques et al. conducted in situ observations of P. cuvieri in the Azores Archipelago, which provided images of the carrying behaviour that this species exhibits. Most of the crabs observed were carrying live specimens of sessile invertebrates, such as sponges and cold-water corals.
This scientific illustration represents two of the various objects that P. cuvieri predominantly carried during the study: (a.) depicts a P. cuvieri carrying a gorgonian from the genus Acanthogorgia, while (b.) displays a P. cuvieri carrying a demosponge.

Category: Scientific illustration

Technique: Watercolor, digital
Artificial intelligence: No 
Size: 21,0 x 29,7cm
Year: 2023