Movie: Spiderfish swimming

A 40 cm long spiderfish filmed by an ROV at a depth of 1443 m, in the South Atlantic off Brazil, 06 February 2010.

© SERPENT Project
Rob Curry


The fish is probably a species of Bathypterois (family Ipnopidae). Five species of Bathypterois are currently known from Australian waters.  The spiderfishes are often called tripodfishes.

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