800 - 1200 mm length. Family Synaphobranchid ae. This is the species Simenchelys parasitica, which behaves much like a hagfish. It has a very muscular head with a small mouth, used to rip flesh from a carcass.
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Anguilliformes (Eels) > Synaphobranchidae (Deepsea eels)|
|Behaviour:||Feeding on a carcass on the seabed.|
|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 Rob Curry|
|Deposited On:||14 December 2009|
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