Bathyphysa conifera? (Rhizophysid Siphonophore)

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Bathyphysa conifera? (Rhizophysid Siphonophore)Bathyphysa conifera? (Rhizophysid Siphonophore)


Swimming siphonophore near seabed. From Block 18 Angola (Pu-PQ) position is: 07° 52' 00.64988" S 12° 08' 33.43199" E Video on: In the video it is possible to see the side wings or ptera on the young gastrozooids or feeding polyps. As the tentacles do not appear to have side branches, then that would make the species Bathyphysa conifera.

Item Type:Image
Title:Bathyphysa conifera? (Rhizophysid Siphonophore)
Creator(s):Jones, Daniel
Identification:Pugh, Phil
Date:15 June 2015
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Hydrozoa (Polyps, Medusas) > Siphonophora (Siphonophores) > Rhizophysidae
Species:Bathyphysa conifera?
Behaviour:near seabed Swimming
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Angola
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1325
Latitude:7 deg 52' 01" S
Longitude:12 deg 08' 33" E
Countries:West Africa > Angola
Habitat:water column
Substratum:soft sediment
Rig:BO 101
Project Partners:BP, Oceaneering
ROV:ROV Mill 119
Keywords:spaghetti, cnidarian, siphonophore, cnidarian, hydroid, Bathyphysa conifera
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:06 August 2015

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