A "blobfish" was observed living near asphalt mounds on the Angolan margin. Also note the Anthomastus sp. soft coral attached to the mound. Observations from the SERPENT paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967063714001654
|Date:||22 June 2009|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpion fish & sculpins) > Psychrolutidae (Sculpins, blobfishes), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) > Alcyoniidae|
|Species:||Psychrolutes sp., Anthomastus sp.|
|Behaviour:||Psychrolutes is likely an ambush predator. It is often seen in association with a structure on the seabed.|
|Site:||Atlantic > South Atlantic > Angola - Block 31|
|Depth (m):||1350-2150 m|
|Countries:||West Africa > Angola|
|Rig:||M.V. Sea Trident|
|Project Partners:||BP, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||04 March 2016|
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