Eel

Eel

Description

Up to 1000 mm in total length. not a synaphobranchid, but a Nettastomidae (sharp elongate snout, dorsal fin is very high, and tapers unlike a synaphobranchid, pectoral fins may be absent or very small (usually these are prominent in synaphos and held out laterally). My initial guess is Nettastoma, maybe N. melanura, which is known from the Gulf of Guinea, depth range overall 300-900 m.

Item Type:Image
Title:Eel
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Jones, Daniel
Date:July 2009
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Anguilliformes (Eels) > Nettastomidae
Species:Nettastoma melanura
Behaviour:Swimming above seabed.
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Site Description:Equipment
Depth (m):750m
Latitude:3 deg 29' 00" N
Longitude:7 deg 28' 00" E
Countries:North Africa
North Africa
Habitat:Benthic
Rig:Bourbon Diamond
Project Partners:Total E&P Nigeria, Bourbon, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 73
Keywords:Eel
Deposited By:Mr R Curry
Deposited On:08 December 2009

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