Ipnops sp.

Ipnops sp.


A fish that has been rarely photographed. There are three known species of Ipnops. I. agassizi (shaloower than 2000 m) and I. meadi (deeper than 3500 m) are found in the Indian Ocean. It is not possible to identify this specimen to species level because the image resolution isn't high enough.

Item Type:Image
Title:Ipnops sp.
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Sulak, K. and Nielsen, J.
Date:29 January 2012
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Aulopiformes (Grinners, Lizardfishes)
Species:Ipnops sp.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m):2587
Latitude:9 deg 14' 00" N
Longitude:40 deg 26' 00" E
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Habitat:Benthic boundary zone
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Ocean Rig Poseidon
Project Partners:Statoil, Oceaneering
ROV:Millenium 93 and 73
Keywords:Fish Ipnops Tanzania Indian Ocean Zafarani
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:19 April 2012

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