The Deep-Sea Gulper Eurypharynx Pelecanoides Vaillant 1882 (Order Lyomeri) from the Hispaniola Basin
Abstract:Two nearly perfect specimens of the little-known gulper eel, Eurypharynx pelecanoides, were collected within 24 hours from two localities in the Hispaniola Basin, in opening-and-closing plankton nets. The depths from which they were caught were approximately 971 and 1532 m, where the bottom was at depths, respectively, of 3870 and 3541 m. Data on temperatures and salinities at the fishing depths were obtained with a Bissett-Berman STD probe. The lateral-line organs and caudal organ, which differ structurally from published accounts, are illustrated. Photographs and a drawing contributing to our comprehension of the form of this fragile and spectacular species are included.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 1970
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