Country: Tanzania


Number of items: 87.

Actinernus (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601
Behaviour: This example is seen drawing its tentacle through its mouth to feed.

Actinernus (3 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1766

Actinoscyphia sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391

Antimora (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Swimming

Antimora rostrata (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Antimora rostrata (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Swimming

Antimora rostrata (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1780
Behaviour: Attending a baited camera experiment

Barnacle (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Barnacle (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Bathycrinidae (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2587

Bathyraja richardsoni (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Swimming

Benthocodon sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601
Behaviour: These animals drift slowly over the surface of the sediment apparently feeding on copepods and organic material on the sediment

Benthocodon sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601
Behaviour: These animals drift slowly over the surface of the sediment apparently feeding on copepods and organic material on the sediment

Benthocodon sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1326
Behaviour: These animals drift slowly over the surface of the sediment apparently feeding on copepods and organic material on the sediment

Benthodytes sp (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Benthodytes sp (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Benthothuria sp (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Benthothuria sp (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Blobfish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1380
Behaviour: Hiding behind Paragorgia (bubblegum) coral.

Blobfish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1380

Bubblegum coral (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1380
Behaviour:

Chrysogorgiid coral with Chirostylid crustacean (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1382
Behaviour: Crustacean is hiding within the coral. This is a known association.

Comb Jelly (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391

Comb Jelly (0 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391

Crinoid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1381
Behaviour: Arms raised into water column to feed on plankton as the current passes through the fan shape created by the feather-like arms.

Decapod and pennatulid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391

Dicrolene sp (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328

Echinothuriid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Walking over the seabed

Echinothuriid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Walking over the seabed

Echinothuriid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Walking over the seabed

Echinothuriid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Walking over the seabed

Echinothuriid (0 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Walking over the seabed

Grimpoteuthis sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Hermit crab and anemone (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601
Behaviour: The anemone, Epizoanthus sp. is on the shell of the hermit crab Parapagurus sp.

Hermit crab and anemone (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1767
Behaviour: The anemone, Epizoanthus sp. is on the shell of the hermit crab Parapagurus sp. The larger crab is carrying the smaller one.

Hermit crab and anemone (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1320
Behaviour: Feeding at baited timelapse camera. The animal would appear at the bait for a number of frames before moving away (oftern to the back of the frame) to return to the bait later in the deployment.

Holothurian (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Holothurian (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Holothurian (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391

Hyalonema (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1624

Hyalonema (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1767

Ipnops sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Ipnops sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391

Ipnops sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1623

Ipnops sp. (4 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1773

Ipnops sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1773

Legskate (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1618

Monorhaphis sp (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Ophidioid fish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Ophidioid fish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Ophidioid fish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Ophidioid fish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Ophidioid fish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601
Behaviour: Apparently attracted to bait deployed at the seabed

Ophiuroid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: feeding?

Ophiuroid (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: moving over the seabed

Phormosoma (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391

Phormosoma (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Walking over the seabed. Seems to be followed by small holothurian. This was noted on several occasions with different specimens of Phormosoma

Phormosoma (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Walking over the seabed. Seems to be followed by small holothurian. This was noted on several occasions with different specimens of Phormosoma (also see record http://archive.serpentproject.com/2230/)

Piglet squid (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1384
Behaviour: Swimming near the seabed

Plesiopenaeus sp. (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1772
Behaviour: encountered swimming over the seabed during a video transect

Poralia sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2353

Poralia sp. (3 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328

Pterasterid sea star (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1620

Saccocalyx pedunculatus (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1617

Saccocalyx pedunculatus (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1622

Schizopathes (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1620

Schizopathes (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1620

Schizopathes (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1780

Sea Cucumber (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328

Seapen (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Submerged wood (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Feeding on wood as it is broken down by bacteria

Swimming sea cucumber (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Swimming sea cucumber (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Swimming sea cucumber (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2391
Behaviour: Swimming

Swimming sea cucumber (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1388
Behaviour: Swimming

Swimming sea cucumber (4 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1771
Behaviour: Swimming

Swimming sea cucumber (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1048

Teuthidodrilus sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Tripodfish (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1382
Behaviour: Perched on the seabed on extended fin rays

Tripodfish (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1326
Behaviour: Perched on the seabed on extended fin rays

Umbellula sp. (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Umbellula sp. (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Lavani
Depth (m): 2401

Xenophyophore (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Xenophyophore (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601

Xenophyophore (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Depth (m): 1653

Xenophyophore (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1770

Xyelacyba myersi (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1328
Behaviour: Possibly in feeding posture. Feeding on suprabenthic crustaceans?

This list was generated on Sat Dec 20 21:03:54 GMT 2014.


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