This "blobfish" was observed at the baited camera deployment at Kamaba-1. It appeared in many of the images, often around a metre away from the bait. It is a species from the family Psychrolutidae
|Date:||24 September 2014|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpion fish & sculpins) > Psychrolutidae (Sculpins, blobfishes)|
|Behaviour:||sit and wait predator|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||08 February 2016|
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