Chimera

Chimera

Description

Over 1000 mm length. This is a Chimaeridae of either genus Chimaera or Hydrolagus. The distinction depends on whether or not the anal fin is divided, and that feature cannot be checked from this perspective. Ken Sulak’s guess from overall shape of the body is Chimaera. There are several parasitic laernaid copepods attached to the head and tip of the dorsal fin.

Item Type:Image
Title:Chimera
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Jones, Daniel
Date:July 2009
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Chimaeriformes (Chimaeras) > Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras)
Species:Chimaera or Hydrolagus genus
Behaviour:Swimming just above seabed.
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1366m
Latitude:3 deg 07' 00" N
Longitude:6 deg 49' 00" E
Countries:West Africa > Nigeria
Habitat:Benthic
Substratum:Fine sediment, partially disturbed
Rig:Jack Ryan
Project Partners:Total, Transocean, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 43
Keywords:Chimera
Deposited By:Mr R Curry
Deposited On:09 December 2009

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