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Hydrolagus colliei  (Spotted Ratfish)

Photo of Hydrolagus colliei by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15959)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Barkley Sound Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine
Photo Date Upload Date January 16, 2012
Elevation (m) -20
UTM Zone # Latitude 48.9494400024414
UTM Easting Longitude -125.034698486328
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15959
Notes Spotted ratfish. Maximum recorded size 97 cm. This is a male: note the paired claspers behind the pelvic fins and the special grasping organ folded down on the top of the head. During mating this organ is used to grasp the female's pectoral fin.


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