There are two very closely related species, B. viridensis and B. guentheri that occur mainly as geographic cognates, but co-occur in the eastern Atlantic off western Africa. They differ in the lateral extent and placement of the black color sections along the body (aside from other more technical details). In B. guentheri, the band under the dorsal fin is black (of total of two black bands). In B. viridensis, it is white (of total of three black bands), as in these images.
|Date:||30 October 2016|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Aulopiformes (Grinners, Lizardfishes) > Ipnopidae|
|Behaviour:||Swimming above seabed.|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria|
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria
|Latitude:||4 deg 33' 00" N|
|Longitude:||4 deg 36' 00" E|
|Countries:||West Africa > Nigeria|
|Deposited By:||Mr Rob Curry|
|Deposited On:||02 August 2018|
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