Flatfish

Flatfish

Description

Flatfish sp. most likely Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

Item Type:Image
Title:Flatfish
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Gates, A.
Date:12 September 2010
Time:14:55
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Pleuronectiformes (Flatfish, flounders, soles)
Species:Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis
Behaviour:Lying in surface of seabed, the body of the fish is very visible and not covered in sediment
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):184
Latitude:60 deg 17' 01" N
Longitude:3 deg 50' 19" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Habitat:Benthic
Substratum:Sand and gravel with some boulders
Rig:Borgsten Dolphin
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Subsea 7
ROV:Pioneer 027
Keywords:West of Shetland Whirlwind Atlantic Benthic Flatfish Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:15 November 2010

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