Midwater eelpout

The Midwater eelpout lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 699 - m environment.

Midwater eelpouts were first discovered in Monterey Bay. More

This is a midwater eelpout, Melanostigma pammelas, that commonly is seen during ROV dives in Monterey Canyon. More

However, the Atlantic midwater eelpout (Melanostigma atlanticum) is known to burrow tunnels into soft muddy bottoms with a male and female spawning, but sometimes several apparently non-spawning individuals may occupy the tunnels to help circulate water in this anoxic environment. More

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Common names

black eelpout in English
Midwater eelpout in English
Pacific softpout in English
viruela carbonera in Spanish (español)
太平洋黑綿鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
太平洋黑綿鳚 in Unknown
太平洋黑绵鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
太平洋黑绵鳚 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Zoarcidae
Genus : Melanostigma
Species : Melanostigma pammelas
Authority : Gilbert, 1896