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Galathea babai

Dong & Li, 2010


Fabio Strazzi Moalboal, Cebu Canon 60d and Macro Canon 100mm

Ron Silver Allogalathea babai

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 16 Nov 2013
Giacomo Marchione Manado Nikon D200

Ron Silver Crinoid Squat Lobster, Allogalathea babai

Davide Barzazzi Questa me la ricordo proprio bene. Tra le vincitrici del Città di Venezia 2008 se non erro... Bellissima!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 23 Oct 2013
Ex Liao at punta engano, 30ft. .5cm first time i saw this color of a squat lobster

Kati Burg Looks like Allogalathea elegans.There are different color varieties.

Lee Goldman I think it might Allogalathea babai. There was a nice paper written by Cabezas, et. al. (2011) (here's the link: http://decapoda.nhm.org/pdfs/32387/32387.pdf). In the paper, they talked about A. elegans having lots of 'hairs' along the claws whereas babai is much smoother (or without the long hairs). This photo is hard to tell, but I can't really see any hairs. Furthermore, and I know coloration is not a great diagnostic, the paper does describe the different species (4 different ones to be exact) by specific color patterns. This one appears to match A. babai. Hope this helps :-)!

Danny Curran This is an amazing photo. Even downloaded from FB I can zoom way in and see even the individual hairs on some of the crinoids feathers. Can't imagine how crisp the original must be.

Giacomo Marchione Manado , Indonesia Nikon D200, 60 micro , ISO 200, 1/160 F 26 Housing Seacam , Two strobo Sea and Sea 120ys

Ron Silver Crinoid Squat Lobster, Allogalathea babai

Shôn Roberts Excellent photo

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 17 Nov 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Arthropoda (Phylum)
    Crustacea (Subphylum)
      Malacostraca (Class)
        Eumalacostraca (Subclass)
          Eucarida (Superorder)
            Decapoda (Order)
              Pleocyemata (Suborder)
                Anomura (Infraorder)
                  Galatheoidea (Superfamily)
                    Galatheidae (Family)
                      Galathea (Genus)
                        Galathea babai (Species)
Associated Species