General: Note the widely-spread chelae, a common feature of members of this family. Note that there are numerous species that are poorly described and look similar. Compare to G. iaspis.
Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate. Most commonly associated with hard corals.
Consulting taxonomist: Adriana Gaytan-Caballero, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Consulting taxonomist: Mary Wicksten, Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Mejia Mercado, B.E., A. Hinojosa Corona and M.E. Hendrickx (2014). Explorando el Mar Profundo Del Golfo de California 2008 - 2014. 245 pp.
Citation: Gastroptychus perarmatus (Haig, 1968) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Gastroptychus%20perarmatus. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2017-12-14.