Lucifer faxoni

Lucifer faxoni (sergestid shrimp)

Location: 20 km offshore of Winyah Bay, SC.  Summer 2005. Lucifer was extremely abundant in this collection.

Notes: Surprisingly little is known about the biology of this common holoplanktonic decapod or its role in the plankton. It is typically found offshore, but currents occasionally bring it into inshore waters.

Collected by: Dennis Allen, Baruch Marine Lab, University of South Carolina