Over 1000 mm length. A dogshark, family Squalidae, and looks very much like the widely distributed Centroscyllium fabricii, known from 200 - 1,600 m, including off W. Africa. Color, robustness, caudal fin, size and placement of dorsal fins are all right - need a better image to see spines on leading edges of dorsal fins.

Item Type:Image
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Jones, Daniel
Date:July 2009
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Squaliformes (Dogfish)
Species:Centroscyllium fabricii
Behaviour:Swimming in the water column.
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
Substratum:Fine sediment, partially disturbed
Rig:Jack Ryan
Project Partners:Total, Transocean, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 43
Deposited By:Mr Rob Curry
Deposited On:14 December 2009

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