600 - 1000 mm length. Not a Synaphobranchidae, but a Halosauridae, of either the genus Halosaurus or Aldrovandia. If we had a better image, I could zoom in on the top of the head to see if scales are present (Halosaurus) or absent (Aldrovandia). However, since the brain is visible through the occipital 'window', scales are probably absent.
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Albuliformes > Suborder Notacanthoidei > Family Halosauridae|
|Behaviour:||Swimming above the seabed.|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field|
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Akpo field
|Latitude:||3 deg 07' 00" N|
|Longitude:||6 deg 49' 00" E|
|Countries:||West Africa > Nigeria|
|Substratum:||Fine sediment, partially disturbed|
|Project Partners:||Total, Transocean, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Mr Rob Curry|
|Deposited On:||14 December 2009|
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