Two tentacle rows makes this either Benthoctopus or Bathypolypus. More likely Benthoctopus.

Item Type:Image
Creator(s):Jones, D
Identification:Jones, D
Date:27 September 2009
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca (Molluscs) > Class Cephalopoda (Octopus & Squids) > Octopoda (Octopus)
Species:Benthoctopus sp.
Behaviour:Taking off from seabed.
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado
North Sea > West of Shetland > Tornado
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1050
Latitude:60 deg 33' 44" N
Longitude:4 deg 27' 23" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Substratum:hetrogeneous seafloor
Rig:Stena Carron
Project Partners:OMV, Oceaneering, Stena
ROV:Magnum 156
Keywords:Octopus, Benthoctopus, tornado, wos, faroe-shetland
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:23 December 2009

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