Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Benthic Ecology and Biology

Deep-sea Soft Sediment Megafauna 1500 m

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Octopus
Graneledone (boreopacifica) pacifica

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Pincushion star
Pteraster
or Hippasteria sp.

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Sea cucumber
Scotoplanes globosa

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Grenadier
Juvenile C. acrolepis

Lycenchelys_1500.jpg (169663 bytes)
Snakehead eelpout
Lycenchelys sp.

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Pacific grenadier
Coryphaenoides acrolepis

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Sea whip and Red brittlestar
?Halipteris californica & Asteronyx loveni

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Funiculina seapen and Red brittlestar
Asteronyx loveni

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California sea pen
Pennatula (phosphorea)
californica 

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Tumbleweed anemone
Liponema brevicornis

Cerianthid_1500.jpg (129407 bytes)
Cerianthidae

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Isosicyonis sp. 1
(3 anemones on gastropod shell)

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Anemone

Actinostolidae

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Anemone sp. 4
Actiniaria

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White seastar
Asteroidea

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Pink seastar
Asteroidea

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Last updated: Apr. 17, 2012