Eelpout (Licenchelys sp.)

Eelpouts are often spotted at Southern Hydrate Ridge (~775 m). Photo Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF; Dive 1784; V14

The eelpout is similar in appearance to an eel, with long slender bodies and dorsal and anal fins connected to the caudal fin, however they are unrelated benthic ray-finned fish. Eelpouts have the ability to lay eggs as well as have live births. Eelpouts have been spotted at Southern Hydrate Ridge and around the FLOBN-MOS1 site at about 775 m below the sea surface. Species of eelpout can be up to 90 cm in length, however, the size specific to this species is unknown.

Marine Life Field Guide (Neptune Canada)