Bathypterois mediterraneus

Bathypterois mediterraneus


Bathypterois mediterraneus Bauchot, 1963 was observed resting on the seabed on one occasion before deployment of the bait. It was identified based on its characteristic elongated body with two thickened and elongated pelvic fin rays and pronounced uppermost rays of the pectoral fins (as long as body length).

Item Type:Image
Title:Bathypterois mediterraneus
Creator(s):Gates, Andrew
Identification:Cartes, Joan
Date:17 December 2010
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish)
Species:Bathypterois mediterraneus
Site:Atlantic > Mediterranean > Eastern Mediterranean > Kiwi
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):2720m
Latitude:32 deg 15' 33" N
Longitude:28 deg 38' 45" W
Countries:North Africa > Egypt
North Africa > Egypt
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Discoverer Americas
Project Partners:Statoil, Transocean, Oceaneering
Keywords:Bathypterois Tripodfish
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:27 February 2012

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