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.
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Ophidiformes (Ophidid fish) > Ophidiidae (Cusk eels)|
|Behaviour:||Swimming in the water column.|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field|
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
|Latitude:||3 deg 07' 00" N|
|Longitude:||6 deg 49' 00" E|
|Countries:||West Africa > Nigeria|
|Substratum:||Fine sediment, partially disturbed|
|Project Partners:||Total, Transocean, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Mr R Curry|
|Deposited On:||09 December 2009|
Repository Staff Only: edit this item
In any downloading or consulting of the data from this website, the visitor acknowledges that he/she agrees to the following:
Jones, D.O.B., Gates, A.R., Curry, R.A., Thomson, M., Pile, A., Benfield, M. (Eds) (2009). SERPENT project. Media database archive. Available online at accessed on
If any data constitutes a substantial proportion of the records used in secondary analysis, the authors/managers of the database should be contacted. In any case, there are additional data which may prove valuable to such analyses.
SERPENT Image and Video Archive is running on GNU EPrints repository-creating software, which generates eprints repositories that are compliant with the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting OAI 1.1 and 2.0.
The GNU EPrints repository-creating software is available for free at http://software.eprints.org/.
More information is available about the repository.