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.
|Date:||28 November 2004|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Lampridiformes (Opahs & Ribbonfish) > Regalecidae (Oar fish)|
|Behaviour:||Swimming in vertical position|
|Site:||Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Zafiro Field|
|Latitude:||3 deg 50' 00" S|
|Longitude:||8 deg 30' 00" E|
|Countries:||West Africa > Equatorial Guinea|
|Habitat:||Tropical Water Column|
|Project Partners:||Swire, Subsea 7, Exxon Mobil|
|ROV:||Centurion HD 115|
|Deposited By:||Rob Curry|
|Deposited On:||13 March 2007|
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