Image Paul Newland - Squat lobster Galathea intermedia below a rocky overhang. Image width ca XX m.
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Galathea intermedia is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Arthropoda||Arthropods, joint-legged animals, e.g. insects, crustaceans & spiders|
|Class||Malacostraca||Crabs, lobsters, sand hoppers and sea slaters|
|Recent synonyms||Galathea andrewsii, Galathea parroceli|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Common on all British coasts, particulalry common around West and South-east Scotland.|
|Habitat information||Galathea intermedia is found within the sub-littoral zone from 15 metres down to 25 metres.|
|Description||Galathea intermedia is the smallest of the eight UK squat lobster species at a maximum length of 18 mm and a carapace length up to 8.5 mm. It is normally a uniform salmon-pink colour and inhabits the sub- littoral zone often in groups found in shell/gravel crevices.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Dan Bayley 2010. Galathea intermedia. A squat lobster. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=4795>