Lophogaster spinosus Ortmann, 1907

Vicente, Carlos San, 2016, An annotated check-list of lophogastrids (Crustacea: Lophogastrida) from the seas of the Iberian Peninsula, Zootaxa 4178 (4), pp. 481-502: 484

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Lophogaster spinosus Ortmann, 1907


Lophogaster spinosus Ortmann, 1907  

Distribution. Bahamas, West Indies, Trinidad, SE-coast of United States, Brazil. NW Atlantic.

Depth range. 260–5340 m.

Habitat. Muddy bottoms.

Iberian Seas published records. Gulf of Cádiz ( Abelló et al. 2011). Off Canary Archipelago (Dürr & González 2002, Wittmann et al. 2004, Hernández et al. 2008, Wittmann & Riera 2012). Off Morocco ( De Jong 1996).  

Remarks. In the Gulf of Cádiz, the species has been found to live on muddy bottoms between 363 and 548 m depths, in areas characterised by the occurrence of submarine mud volcanoes which condition the structure and deposition dynamics of the sediments ( Abelló et al. 2011).