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A Hadal Fish (Bassogigas profundissimus) with a Functional Swimbladder

Nature volume 204, pages 594595 (07 November 1964) | Download Citation

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DURING the Danish Galathea Expedition (1950–52) a specimen of the brotulid fish, Bassogigas profundissimus (Roule, 1913), was caught in the Sunda trench (Station No. 466, depth 7,160 m); it measured 157 mm in standard length. The gear used was a herring otter trawl, which was operated at the bottom for a period of 2 h. The bottom material consisted of bluish mud, and the bottom temperature was 1.5° C. The uphaul of the trawl took 4 h.

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  1. Zoological Museum, and Institute for Comparative Anatomy, Copenhagen.

    • JøRGEN G. NIELSEN
    •  & OLE MUNK

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