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Fishes associated with deep-sea (cold-water) coral habitats off the southeastern US (North Carolina to Florida). Table is adapted from Ross and Quattrini (2009)A. See also Ross and Quattrini (2007)B. Depth ranges (m) are minimum and maximum occurrences from submersible observations.

Image credit: S.W. Ross et al. Please contact the lead PI for permission to use these photos.


Species                            Depth Ranges (m)         Photo (Y/N)
Myxinidae
   Eptatretus lopheliae
   Eptatretus minor

382-700
561

Y
N
Chimaeridae
   Chimaera monstrosa

506-528

Y
Squalidae
   Cirrhigaleus asper
   Squalus cubensis

367-412
422-632

Y
Y
Scyliorhinidae
   Scyliorhinus hesperius
   Scyliorhinus meadi
   Scyliorhinus retifer

493-604
374-442
386-641

Y
Y
N
Rajidae
   Dactylobatus armatus

671

Y
Synaphobranchidae
   Dysommina rugosa
   Synaphobranchus
spp.1

368-525
525-770

Y
N
Congridae
   Conger oceanicus

368-679

Y
Nettastomatidae
   Nettenchelys exoria

374-748

Y
Ateleopodidae    443 Y
Bythitidae
   Bellottia cryptica2
   Bythites cf. gerdae
   Diplacanthopoma brachysoma

629
383-687
688

Y
Y
Y
Macrouridae
   Nezumia cf. bairdii
   Nezumia sclerorhynchus

633-687
373-770

N
Y
Moridae
   Laemonema barbatulum
   Laemonema melanurum
   Physiculus
cf. fulvus
   Physiculus karrerae

367-714
369-743
368-396
383-424

Y
Y
N
Y
Phycidae
   Urophycis cf. chuss

373-403

N
Lophiidae
   Lophiodes beroe
   Lophiodes monodi
   Lophius gastrophysus

388-721
407
411-507

Y
N
N
Chaunacidae
   Chaunax stigmaeus

375-627

Y
Trachichthyidae
   Hoplostethus occidentalis

367-636

N
Berycidae
   Beryx decadactylus

366-661

Y
Zeidae
   Zenopsis conchifera

390

Y
Scorpaenidae
   Helicolenus dactylopterus
   Idiastion kyphos
   Phenacoscorpius nebris
   Pontinus rathbuni
   Setarches guentheri
   Trachyscorpia cristulata

366-603
374-570
499
374-384
543-563
375-769

Y
Y
N
Y
N
Y
Acropomatidae
   Synagrops sp. A
   Synagrops sp. B

678
425-429

Y
N
Polyprionidae
   Polyprion americanus

369-699

Y
Serranidae
   Anthias woodsi
   Hemanthias aureorubens

367-407
368-369

Y
N



1most are probably Synaphobranchus kaupii
2called B. apoda in Ross and Quattrini (2007) and B. n. sp. in Ross and Quattrini (2009)
ARoss, S.W. and A.M. Quattrini. 2009. Deep-sea reef fish assemblage patterns on the Blake Plateau (Western North Atlantic Ocean). Marine Ecology 30: 74-92.
BRoss, S.W. and A.M. Quattrini. 2007. The Fish Fauna Associated with Deep Coral Banks off the Southeastern United States. Deep-Sea Research Part I 54(6): 975-1007.




Image credit: S.W. Ross et al. Please contact the lead PI for permission to use these photos.

Steve W. Ross, PhD
Associate Research Faculty
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wimington, NC
Lead Principal Investigator
http://www.uncw.edu/cmsr/bio.rosss.htm



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