A conger eel in a structure at the seabed

Item Type:Image
Creator(s):Vriesema, John and Benzie, Sean and Douglas, Dai
Identification:Gates, A.
Date:12 September 2011
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Lophiformes (Anglerfish) > Lophifiidae (Monkfish, goosefish, anglerfish)
Species:Lophius piscatorius
Behaviour:Lying in wait to catch fish prey.
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
Substratum:Sand and gravel with some boulders
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Fugro
Keywords:West of Shetland Whirlwind monkfish lophius
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:14 September 2011

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