Image: Tadpole Coffinfish, Chaunacops melanostomus

Tadpole Coffinfish, Chaunacops melanostomus

A Tadpole Coffinfish (most likely Chaunacops melanostomus), photographed at a depth of approximately 1417 m, North West Shelf, about 200km northwest of Barrow Island, Western Australia.

Photographer:
SEA SERPENT
Rights:
© SEA SERPENT

Notes

With support from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd and the Joint Venturers - Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd, Mobil Australia Resources Company Pty Ltd and BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd.

Thank you to Hsuan-Ching (Hans) Ho for identifying the fish.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Chaunacops melanostomus, Chaunacidae, deepsea coffinfish, Tadpole Coffinfish,