Ophiocten gracillis

Ophiocten gracillis Ophiocten gracillis Ophiocten gracillis


hundreds of small ophiuroids (Ophiocten gracillis) arriving at a food fall (dead fish)

Item Type:Image
Title:Ophiocten gracillis
Identification:Martynov, Alexander
Date:20 February 2009
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Ophiuroidea (Brittle stars) > Ophiurida (Brittle Stars) > Ophiuridae
Species:Ophiocten gracillis
Behaviour:Hundreds of ophiuroids heading into the current towards a dead fish encountered on the sea bed. Identification from specimes collected during this visit.
Site:Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1350
Latitude:5 deg 17' 25" N
Longitude:67 deg 01' 02" E
Countries:Norway > Norwegian Sector
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Transocean Leader
Project Partners:Statoil, Oceaneering, Transocean
ROV:Magnum 018
Keywords:brittle stars Ophiuroids Ophiocten gracillis
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:31 March 2009

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