Euselenops luniceps (Cuvier, 1817)

The first one of these I saw was brought up by a couple of friends in a shelling dredge from more than 65m deep off Makaha. They kept it alive for me to see and photograph. This happened before I started keeping good data, but the date stamped on the slide mount is July 1977. Although alive, the animal, seen below, was a bit battered by its experience in the dredge. I subsequently saw another specimen coming out of the sand at Pupukea, Oahu, on a night dive in about 15m of water. We have also seen this species in the Solomon Islands.

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