Cataetyx laticeps

Cataetyx laticeps


Cataetyx laticeps is the largest teleost found below 2000 m in the Mediterranean. It has an elongate body and a dorsoventrally flattened head, with dorsal and anal fins confluent with the caudal fin. They were apparently utilizing the structure of the BOP as shelter.

Item Type:Image
Title:Cataetyx laticeps
Creator(s):Gates, Andrew
Identification:Cartes, Joan
Date:19 December 2010
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Ophidiformes (Ophidid fish)
Species:Cataetyx laticeps
Behaviour:Cataetyx laticeps were regularly observed under or around the BOP, both before and after deployment of bait.
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:Cataetyx laticeps, Mediterranean
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:27 February 2012

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