Cataetyx laticeps is the largest teleost found below 2000 m in the Mediterranean. It has an elongate body and a dorsoventrally flattened head, with dorsal and anal fins confluent with the caudal fin. They were apparently utilizing the structure of the BOP as shelter.
|Date:||19 December 2010|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Ophidiformes (Ophidid fish)|
|Behaviour:||Cataetyx laticeps were regularly observed under or around the BOP, both before and after deployment of bait.|
|Site:||Atlantic > Mediterranean > Eastern Mediterranean > Kiwi|
|Latitude:||32 deg 15' 33" N|
|Longitude:||28 deg 38' 45" W|
|Countries:||North Africa > Egypt|
North Africa > Egypt
|Project Partners:||Statoil, Transocean, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||Cataetyx laticeps, Mediterranean|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||27 February 2012|
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