Tripod fish

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Tripod fish swimming above the seabed, then stops to face ROV. Size would be around 0.4m.

Item Type:Video
Title:Tripod fish
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Cruikshank, Iain
Date:06 February 2010
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Aulopiformes (Grinners, Lizardfishes)
Species:Bathypterois sp.
Behaviour:Swimming slowly away from ROV, then turns to face ROV and rests fins on seafloor.
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Brazil
Regions > South America > Brazil
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1443m
Latitude:21 deg 13' 01" S
Longitude:39 deg 58' 23" W
UTM Zone:24K
Countries:Brazil > Campos Basin
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Deep Constructor
Project Partners:Technip
ROV:Triton XL32
Keywords:Tripod fish, Brazil
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:08 February 2010

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