The material of the giant deep-sea isopod, Bathynomus giganteus A. Milne Edwards, collected by R/V Gerda and R/V Pillsbury of the University of Miami, and the material of the species present in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., are dealt with.
An account is given of previous records, while special attention is paid to habitat and biology of the species. The other known species of the genus are also briefly treated.
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