Blobfish

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Description

A "blobfish" encountered during an ROV video survey at over 1300 m depth off Tanzania. A species from the family Psychrolutidae.

Item Type:Image
Title:Blobfish
Creator(s):Gates, A
Date:16 September 2013
Time:18:45
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpion fish & sculpins) > Psychrolutidae (Sculpins, blobfishes)
Species:Psychrolutes?, Paragorgia
Behaviour:Hiding behind Paragorgia (bubblegum) coral.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1380
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Substratum:Mud
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 113
Keywords:blobfish Psychrolutidae
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:13 August 2014

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