A tripodfish, Bathypterois (dubius?). The animal is perched on the seabed on elongated fin rays. The swimming behaviour of a similar species is reported from SERPENT observations here: Davis, M. P., Chakrabarty, P. (2011) Tripodfish (Aulopiformes: Bathypterois) locomotion and landing behaviour from video observation at bathypelagic depths in the Campos Basin of Brazil. Marine Biology Research 7:297-303
|Date:||16 September 2013|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Aulopiformes (Grinners, Lizardfishes) > Ipnopidae|
|Behaviour:||Perched on the seabed on extended fin rays|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Habitat:||Benthic boundary zone|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||tripodfish Bathypterois Tanzania|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||14 August 2014|
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