Benthocodon sp.

Benthocodon sp.


This hydromedusa is probably Benthocodon (perhaps B. pedunculata). However, the genus may be Voragonema. Without a higher resolution image or a properly preserved specimen, it is impossible to be certain. These are common in the benthic boundary zone in all the oceans. They apparently feed on copepods, perhaps too, the organic fluff that carpets the sea floor.

Item Type:Image
Title:Benthocodon sp.
Creator(s):Gates, A
Date:23 September 2013
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Hydrozoa (Polyps, Medusas) > Trachylina
Species:Benthocodon sp.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1384
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Habitat:benthic boundary
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 114
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:06 February 2015

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