Ribbon fish

Ribbon fish


It is likely a ribbonfish (the same family as the oar fish - Family Regalecidae) Trachipterus trachypterus or it could be one of the other two congeneric species (T. articus and T. jacksonensis). For ID: Mark Benfield ran this picture by a colleague who's an expert on these beasts.

Item Type:Image
Title:Ribbon fish
Identification:Benfield, Mark
Date:28 November 2004
Copyright:Serpent Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Lampridiformes (Opahs & Ribbonfish) > Regalecidae (Oar fish)
Species:Trachipterus sp.
Behaviour:Swimming in vertical position
Site:Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Zafiro Field
Site Description:Midwater
Depth (m):800
Latitude:3 deg 50' 00" S
Longitude:8 deg 30' 00" E
Countries:West Africa > Equatorial Guinea
Habitat:Tropical Water Column
Rig:Pacific Warden
Project Partners:Swire, Subsea 7, Exxon Mobil
ROV:Centurion HD 115
Deposited By:Rob Curry
Deposited On:13 March 2007

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