Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Benthic Ecology and Biology

Deep-sea Soft Sediment Megafauna 400 m

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Bigfin eelpout
Lycodes cortezianus

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Black eelpout
Lycodes diapterus

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Mushroom soft coral
Anthomastus ritteri

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Agonid
Xeneretmus sp.

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Hagfish and flapjack octopus
Eptatretus stoutii and Opisthoteuthis californiana

Parmaturus_xaniurus.jpg (136323 bytes)
File-tail cat shark
 Parmaturus xaniurus

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Predatory tunicate
Megalodicopia hians


California sea slug
Pleurobranchaea californica

Euplexaura.jpg (133661 bytes)
Red licorice gorgonian
Swiftia simplex
and Anenome, Family Actinostolidae

Cnemidocarpa_finmarkiensis.jpg (261241 bytes)
Peach tunicate
Cnemidocarpa finmarkiensis

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Corallimorph anemone
Corallimorphus pilatus

Dromilia_alexandri.jpg (149405 bytes)
Benthic siphonophore
Dromalia alexandri

Microstomus_bathybius.jpg (218766 bytes)
Deepsea sole
Embassichthys
bathybius

Microstomus_pacificus_400.jpg (146833 bytes)
Dover sole
Microstomus pacificus

Glyptocephalus_zachirus_400.jpg (125097 bytes)
Rex sole
Glyptocephalus zachirus

Stomphia_sp2.jpg (159156 bytes)

Actinostolidae

Liponema_brevicornis_400.jpg (142864 bytes)
Tumbleweed or pom-pom anemone
Liponema brevicornis

striped_cerianthid.jpg (173308 bytes)

Cerianthidae sp. 3

Porifera_sp1.jpg (136865 bytes)

Porifera sp. 1

Pandalus_platyceros.jpg (192696 bytes)
Spot prawn
Pandalus platyceros

Allocentrotus_fragilis.jpg (201832 bytes)
Fragile pink urchin
Strongylocentrotus fragilis

Nudibranch.jpg (152301 bytes)
Nudibranch sp. 1

Psolus_sp.jpg (155843 bytes)
Sessile sea cucumber
Psolus squamatus

Parastcihopus_leukothele_400.jpg (177755 bytes)
White-spine sea cucumber
Parastichopus leukothele

Raja_binoculata.jpg (161298 bytes)
Longnose skate
Raja rhina

Raja_stellulata_400.jpg (138200 bytes)
Sandpaper skate
Bathyraja kincaidii

Shrimp.jpg (147496 bytes)
Shrimp

Sebastomus.jpg (186299 bytes)
Rockfish
Sebastomus Complex

Sebastes_diploproa_400.jpg (124822 bytes)
Splitnose rockfish
Sebastes diploproa

Sebastes_aurora.jpg (118127 bytes)
Aurora rockfish
Sebastes aurora

Sebastes_crameri.jpg (229180 bytes)
Darkblotched rockfish
Sebastes crameri

Sebastolobus_400.jpg (125508 bytes)
 Thornyhead
Sebastolobus sp.

poss_Sebastes_melanostomus.jpg (186377 bytes)
Blackgill rockfish
Sebastes melanostomus

Stylasterias_forreri.jpg (134633 bytes)
Fish-eating seastar
Stylasterias
forreri

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Asteroidea

Luidia_foliata.jpg (145888 bytes)
Burrowing seastar
Luidia foliolata

Mediaster_aequalis.jpg (162228 bytes)
Vermilion star
Mediaster aequalis

Mediaster_tenellus.jpg (134897 bytes)
Seastar
Mediaster tenellus ?

Seastar_spA.jpg (167970 bytes)

?Myxoderma sp.

Rathbunaster_californicus_400.jpg (149328 bytes)
Deep-sea sun star
Rathbunaster californicus

gastropod_sp3.jpg (136853 bytes)
Top Snail
Callisotoma
platinum

wpe1.jpg (8401 bytes)
Pacific hake
Merluccius productus being parasitized by a
Pacific Lamprey
Lampetra tridentata

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Last updated: Apr. 17, 2012