Published July 7, 2022 | Version 1
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A Photo Guide to Deep-Sea Fishes of Coral, Canyon and Cold Seep Habitats along the U.S. Atlantic Margin

  • 1. Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History


Deep-sea fishes (> 200 m) are diverse along the U.S Atlantic margin, but few in situ photos are
publicly available for many confirmed identifications. Recent cruises (R/V Atlantis AT41, NOAA
Ship Ron Brown RB1903, and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer EX1806, EX1903L2, EX1907, EX2107)
conducted off Delaware to Florida from 2018 to 2021 provided high-resolution images of many
species inhabiting cold-water coral reefs, canyons, and cold seeps at depths ranging from 214-
3650 m. Here, we include confirmed identifications of 99 species with several diagnostic
characters. This guide can be used to help identify fishes in deep waters of the North Atlantic,
particularly off the eastern U.S. seaboard.


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