Cirrate octopus

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These images show a cirrate octopus just above the seabed at 1384 m depth off Ghana. The fins that characterise the group Cirrata are clearly visible in the image (the group is also characterised by cirri on the arms). Examination of the internal shell of a specimen is required for species identification.

Item Type:Image
Title:Cirrate octopus
Creator(s):Gates, AR
Identification:Gates, AR
Date:02 February 2016
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca (Molluscs) > Class Cephalopoda (Octopus & Squids) > Octopoda (Octopus)
Site:Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Ghana
Regions > West Africa > Ghana
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1348
UTM Zone:30N
Countries:Sites > Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Ghana
West Africa > Ghana
Substratum:soft sediment
Rig:Simar Esperanca
Project Partners:Subsea7, Tullow Oil
ROV:Hercules 17
Keywords:Cirrate octopus
Deposited By:Mr Rob Curry
Deposited On:10 February 2016

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