Up to 1000 mm in total length. not a synaphobranchid, but a Nettastomidae (sharp elongate snout, dorsal fin is very high, and tapers unlike a synaphobranchid, pectoral fins may be absent or very small (usually these are prominent in synaphos and held out laterally). My initial guess is Nettastoma, maybe N. melanura, which is known from the Gulf of Guinea, depth range overall 300-900 m.
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Anguilliformes (Eels) > Nettastomidae|
|Behaviour:||Swimming above seabed.|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field|
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
|Latitude:||3 deg 29' 00" N|
|Longitude:||7 deg 28' 00" E|
|Project Partners:||Total E&P Nigeria, Bourbon, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Mr Rob Curry|
|Deposited On:||08 December 2009|
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