Up to 600 mm in total length. A Macrouridae The picture is the best view. Without lateral view it is impossible to identify with any accuracy. It is tough to do much more with an overhead image. However, the snout is short and not very pointed, pectoral fins large, body tapers gradually. My guess is the genus Corphaenoides, which has a large number of species.
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Gadiformes (Cods) > Macrouridae (Ratails)|
|Behaviour:||Resting on seabed.|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field|
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
|Latitude:||3 deg 29' 00" N|
|Longitude:||7 deg 28' 00" E|
|Project Partners:||Total E&P Nigeria, Bourbon, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Mr R Curry|
|Deposited On:||08 December 2009|
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