Cusk Eel

Cusk Eel

Description

Over 1000 mm length. This is an image of the neobythitine ophidioid species Xyelacyba myersi. This is a definite ID. Ken Sulak has recently imaged this same species in the Bahamas. Nothing else looks like this fish.

Item Type:Image
Title:Cusk 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) > Ophidiformes (Ophidid fish) > Ophidiidae (Cusk eels)
Species:Xyelacyba myersi
Behaviour:Swimming in the water column.
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
Site Description:Midwater
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:Cusk Eel
Deposited By:Mr R Curry
Deposited On:09 December 2009

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