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Argis ovifer   (Spliteye Argd)

Photo of Argis ovifer  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2098)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Unknown, Gulf of Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Unknown, 173 meters
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2098
Notes The close-set eyes and paddle-shaped dactyls (tips) of the last walking legs are distinguishing characters of the genus Argis. Argis ovifer is distinguished by the following combination of features; 2 dorsal carapace spines, paired ridges on 6th abdominal segment converging posteriorly and forming small spines on posterior margin, strong mid-dorsal ridge on abdomen, and eyes with distinct pointed tubercle that divides cornea into two portions (visible in photo as white triangle pointing forward

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