The fish in the images looks like a species of the Synaphobranchid genus Ilyophis. This is based on the inflated looking snout, relatively small eye, and prominent white lateral line pores. A possible species is Ilyophis blachei from the depth and body size. It is feeding on a crustacean, perhaps a member of the Dendrobranchiata
|Date:||06 August 2012|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Anguilliformes (Eels) > Synaphobranchidae (Deepsea eels)|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic|
|Countries:||West Africa > Angola|
|Project Partners:||Subsea 7|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||10 September 2012|
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