Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Benthic Ecology and Biology

Deep-sea Soft Sediment Megafauna 600 m

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Hippasteria.jpg (175742 bytes)
Spiny red seastar
Hippasteria sp.

Chorilia_and_Liponema.jpg (197641 bytes)
Longhorn decorator crabs and Tumbleweed anemone
Chorilia longipes and
Liponema brevicornis

hermit_crab.jpg (155482 bytes)
Hermit crab hosting an anemone

Parophyrs_vetulus.jpg (137332 bytes)
English sole
Parophrys vetulus

Glyptocephalus_zachirus.jpg (280897 bytes)
Rex sole
Glyptocephalus zachirus

Microstomus_pacificus_600.jpg (161733 bytes)
Dover sole
Microstomus pacificus

Allocentrotus_fragilis_600.jpg (171701 bytes)
Fragile pink urchin
Strongylocentrotus fragilis

Pannychia_moseleyi.jpg (172364 bytes)
Sea cucumber
Pannychia moseleyi

Seastar_spA.jpg (167970 bytes)

?Myxoderma

Pennatulacea_A.jpg (163730 bytes)
Funiculina or Halipteris
Pennatulacea

Pennatulacea_B.jpg (166011 bytes)
Funiculina or Halipteris
Pennatulacea

Pandalus_platyceros.jpg (192696 bytes)
Spot prawn
Pandalus platyceros

Merluccius_productus_600.jpg (152802 bytes)
Pacific hake
Merluccius productus

Parmaturus_xaniurus_600.jpg (141085 bytes)
File-tail cat shark
 Parmaturus xaniurus

Catshark_juv.jpg (77944 bytes)
Juvenile cat shark
Scyliorhinidae


Splitnose rockfish
Sebastes diploproa

Sebastolobus_alascanus_600.jpg (193866 bytes)
Thornyhead
Sebastolobus sp.


Longnose skate
Raja rhina


Blackeelpout
Lycodes diapterus

Careproctus_melanurus.jpg (140341 bytes)
Blacktail snailfish
Careproctus melanurus

Raja_inornata_600.jpg (152916 bytes)
Sandpaper skate
Bathyraja kincaidii

Cerianthid.jpg (178267 bytes)
Cerinathidae anemone sp. 1

Umbellula.jpg (219947 bytes)
Droopy sea pen
Umbellula lindahli

gastropod.jpg (153143 bytes)
Gastropod
Neptunea amianta

Shrimp.jpg (147496 bytes)
Shrimp

Chiononectes_tanneri.jpg (159103 bytes)
Grooved Tanner crab
Chionoecetes tanneri

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Last updated: Apr. 17, 2012