Dec 20, 2012

Taiwan FDC on "Deep-Sea Creatures in Taiwan"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Deep-Sea Creatures in Taiwan

Date of Issue : 12 December 2012

(Top FDC)
Souvenir Sheet A : includes four stamps

Eurypharynx pelecanoides (NT10): This mesopelagic and bathyalpelagic fish lives at depths of 500-3,000 meters.

Argyropelecus aculeatus (NT12): Commonly known as the Atlantic silver hatchetfish, it lives at depths of 200-1,000 meters.

Bufoceratias shaoi (NT10): This species lives at depths of 500-1,200 meters.

Regalecus glesne (NT12): This mesopelagic fish is found at depths ranging from the surface to 1,000 meters. The world’s longest bony fish, it can grow up to 11 meters. It is nicknamed the “earthquake fish” in Taiwan because it is often spotted by fishermen after earthquakes.

The marginal inscription features Leptocephalus (upper left corner), Ctenophora (lower right corner) and Bobtail squid (lower left corner).

(2nd FDC)
Souvenir Sheet B: includes one stamp
Histioteuthis celetaria pacifica (NT25): This species lives at depths of 300-500 meters.

The marginal inscription features Pyrosoma sp.(upper left corner), Tomopteris sp. (right), Malacosteus niger (bottom) and Gnathophausia sp. (bottom left).

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