I have worked in the area and this looks like a Xylopagurus. Some of them have their (modified) uropods sticking out at one end of the hollowed-up wood piece they inhabit.
Have a good day,
> On Mar 19, 2018, at 1:15 PM, Paulo Henrique BONIFÁCIO <paulobonifacio from gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> A colleague doing annotation from ROV images observed this animal (black
> circle) and we dont what it could be.
> It seems to use the wood piece (?) to live as a hermit grab. I supposed the
> yellow structures could be in the anterior region but if its the case it
> moves backwards. I think its not a polychaete but i have no idea what could
> be. It seems to have about 10 centimetres (maybe more).
>> The photos were done from 520 and 575 m depth in l’Astrolabe Bay Papua New
>> Some idea???
>> Thank you,
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Paulo Bonifacio
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