Bathysaurus cf. mollis Guenther , 1878,

Amon, Diva J, Ziegler, Amanda F, Drazen, Jeffrey C, Grischenko, Andrei V, Leitner, Astrid B, Lindsay, Dhugal J, Voight, Janet R, Wicksten, Mary K, Young, Craig M & Smith, Craig R, 2017, Megafauna of the UKSRL exploration contract area and eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean: Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Ctenophora, Mollusca, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 14598-14598: 14598

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Bathysaurus cf. mollis Guenther , 1878
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Bathysaurus cf. mollis Guenther, 1878 

Bathysaurus cf. mollis  In the "Atlas of Abyssal Megafauna Morphotypes of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone" created for the ISA (http://ccfzatlas.com/), this morphospecies is listed as " Bathysaurus mollis  ".

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; individualCount: 1; lifeStage: Adult; behavior: Swimming; occurrenceStatus: present; preparations: Imaged only; associatedReferences: Amon DJ, Ziegler AF, Dahlgren TG, Glover AG, Goineau A, Gooday AJ, Wiklund H, Smith CR. Insights into the abundance and diversity of abyssal megafauna in a polymetallic-nodule region in the eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone. Scientific Reports. 2016;6. doi: 10.1038/srep30492; Taxon: taxonConceptID: Bathysauruscf.mollis; scientificName: Bathysaurusmollis; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Chordata; class: Actinopterygii; order: Aulopiformes; family: Bathysauridae; genus: Bathysaurus; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Gunther, 1878; Location: waterBody: Pacific Ocean; stateProvince: Clarion-Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration contract area (UK-1) ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum A; maximumDepthInMeters: 4028; locationRemarks: RV Melville Cruise MV1313; decimalLatitude: 13.8618; decimalLongitude: -116.5484; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 25; Identification: identifiedBy: Astrid Leitner, Jeffrey Drazen, Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; dateIdentified: 2014; identificationRemarks: Identified only from imagery; identificationQualifier: cf.; Event: samplingProtocol: Remotely Operated Vehicle; eventDate: 2013-10-21; eventTime: 4:45; habitat: Abyssal polymetallic-nodule field; fieldNumber: Dive 6 (RV06); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: UHM; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: HumanObservationGoogleMaps  Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; individualCount: 1; lifeStage: Adult; behavior: Swimming; occurrenceStatus: present; preparations: Imaged only; associatedReferences: Amon DJ, Ziegler AF, Dahlgren TG, Glover AG, Goineau A, Gooday AJ, Wiklund H, Smith CR. Insights into the abundance and diversity of abyssal megafauna in a polymetallic-nodule region in the eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone. Scientific Reports. 2016;6. doi: 10.1038/srep30492; Taxon: taxonConceptID: Bathysauruscf.mollis; scientificName: Bathysaurusmollis; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Chordata; class: Actinopterygii; order: Aulopiformes; family: Bathysauridae; genus: Bathysaurus; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Gunther, 1878; Location: waterBody: Pacific Ocean; stateProvince: Clarion-Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration contract area (UK-1) ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum B; maximumDepthInMeters: 4226; locationRemarks: RV Thompson Cruise TN319; decimalLatitude: 12.5787; decimalLongitude: -116.7246; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 25; Identification: identifiedBy: Astrid Leitner, Jeffrey Drazen, Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; dateIdentified: 2015; identificationRemarks: Identified only from imagery; identificationQualifier: cf.; Event: samplingProtocol: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; eventDate: 2015-03-09; eventTime: 6:44; habitat: Abyssal polymetallic-nodule field; fieldNumber: Dive 6 (AV06); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: UHM; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: HumanObservationGoogleMaps 

Notes

White to grey/silvery body with flattened, depressed head and gold to green, round reflective eyes. Large mouth with jaw extending past eye and prominent teeth. Typical posture is perched on substrate with all fins extended.

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