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Synonyms for snailfish

small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker

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Using two full ocean-depth capable landers equipped with HD cameras and traps, the Newcastle team have been able to explore the deep sea, discovering three new species of snailfish in the Atacama Trench.
Among the new discoveries are what the team believe to be three new species of snailfish.
Among the new discoveries are what the team believe to be three new species of snailfish. Temporarily named the pink, the blue and the purple Atacama snailfish, video footage shows the fish feeding in their world 7,500 metres below the surface.
In a new expedition to one of the deepest places on Earth, some 26,000-feet below sea-level, an international team of scientists discovered three new elusive species of the snailfish as well as some very rare long-legged creatures.
Along with colleagues from the University of Washington, Newcastle researchers discovered a new species of fish at a depth of 8,000 metres (26,200ft), which has now been officially named as the Mariana snailfish.
Occurrences of dory, lumpfish and snailfish in North Carolina and adjacent ocean waters.
1 Gelatinous snailfish (Liparis fabricii) * 1 Kelp snailfish (Liparis tunicatus) * 3 Order Perciformes (0.3%) Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus) 2 Order Pleuronectiformes (0.3%) Starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus) * 1(1) Total number of specimens 698 TABLE 2.
In addition to cod, the overall fish diet by % FO included rainbow smelt (62%), several species of flounder and sculpin (both at 48%), slender eelblenny (38%), Pacific sand lance; capelin, Mallotus villosus; and Pacific herring (all at 24%); Arctic lamprey, Lethenteron camtschaticum (19%); snailfish (14%); and two species of salmon (coho, Oncorhynchus kisutch, and chum, O.
The scientists found one new species of snailfish living 6km to 8km below the waves - but it was a second species at 8145metres that truly surprised them.
A new species named the Mariana snailfish was discovered by an international team of researchers.
For seine and trawl catches, unidentified small flatfish (Pleuronectidae), gadids (Gadidae), pricklebacks (Stichaeidae), and sculpins (Cottidae) were counted in the total catch, but were not considered separate species for species richness calculations because at least one identifiable species from these taxa was captured; unidentified small snailfish and unidentified small poacher were considered separate species because no identifiable species from the families Liparidae and Agonidae were captured.
The team had been hoping to find specimens of deep-sea snailfish which have not been seen since the 1950s.