Lophiiform fish from Usan
Common monkfish. Usually around 200 mm in total length. Has walking anal fins. Ocgocephalidae, probable genus either Dibranchus or Halieutichthys. The fundamental shape is that of Dibranchus, but I cannot see the details necessary in this low-res image. The close resemblance to Dibranchus would suggest this is the correct genus, if so the species found commonly in the Gulf of Guinea from 45- 1300 m depth is Dibranchus atlanticus. One other species Dibranchus tremendous is found in the region but typically deeper than this survey (750-2300 m). The details necessary to resolve the species are not visible in the photograph.
|Title:||Lophiiform fish from Usan|
|Date:||09 October 2013|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Lophiformes (Anglerfish)|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field|
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
|Latitude:||3 deg 29' 00" N|
|Longitude:||7 deg 28' 00" E|
|Countries:||West Africa > Nigeria|
|ROV:||MPL XLX 52|
|Keywords:||angler fish, frog fish, Chaunax, Chaunacidae, frogmouth, sea toad|
|Deposited By:||Dr Daniel Jones|
|Deposited On:||10 October 2013|
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