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Humpback Anglerfish Melanocetus johnsonii
2013-10-09 11:29:50

The Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsonii), or common black devil, is a deep-sea anglerfish belonging to the family Melanocetidae, found in tropical to temperate portions of all oceans at depths of up to 6,600 feet. Male humpback angler fish are much smaller in size compared to the females, being no more than 3 centimeters long, whereas the female usually achieves a length of 7 inches...

Redeye Gaper Chaunax stigmaeus
2013-02-16 09:05:38

Image Credit: Dr. Steve Ross (NOAA)/Wikipedia The redeye gaper is native to the North Atlantic from New England to South Carolina of the United States. This species is a bottom dweller found in deep water on the outer continental shelf and upper continental slope. The depth range for this species is from 300 - 2400 feet in an environment of dead coral beds. The first known capture...

Telescopefish
2007-06-24 20:26:32

Telescopefish are small, deep-sea aulopiform fish comprising the small family Giganturidae. There are just two known species, both within the genus Gigatura. Though rarely captured, they are found in cold, deep tropical to subtropical waters worldwide. These fish are understandably named for their bizarre, tubular eyes. The genus name Gigantura is in reference to the Gigantes, a race of...

Pelican eel
2007-06-24 18:16:28

The Pelican eel or Gulper eel, discovered by Kyle Briggins, is a deep-sea fish rarely seen by humans, though the creatures are occasionally snagged in fishermen's nets. It is an eel-like fish, the only member of the genus Eurypharynx and the family Eurypharyngidae. It belongs to the order Saccopharyngiformes which is closely related to the true eels in Anguilliformes. The Pelican eel's most...

Double anglers
2007-04-19 10:14:45

Double anglers are a family, Diceratiidae, of anglerfish. They are found in deep, lightless waters of the Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans. They are easily distinguished from other anglerfish by their possession of a second light-bearing dorsal fin spine immediately behind the illicium (the bioluminescent lure present in other anglerfish). As in other anglerfish, males are very...

Cookiecutter shark
2007-04-18 15:16:24

The Cookiecutter shark, Isistius brasiliensis, also known as the cigar shark or luminous shark, is a small rarely-seen dogfish shark. Anatomy and morphology The Cookiecutter sharks often glow green and grow up to 20 in (50 cm) long. The underside of the shark is bioluminescent, glowing a pale blue-green that matches the background light from the ocean's surface that serves as camouflage...

Bobtail snipe eel
2007-04-06 07:55:49

The Bobtail snipe eels are two species of deep-sea fish in the family Cyematidae, one only in each of two Genera. They are small elongated fish, growing up to 6.3 in (16 cm) long. They are bathypelagic (deep-water ocean-dwellers) and have been found at depths of 3.11 mi (5,000 m). They are found in all oceans. J. S. Nelson classifies them with the true eels in the order Anguilliformes,...

Pink frogmouth
2007-03-26 13:48:17

The Pink frogmouth, Chaunax pictus, is a sea toad of the family Chaunacidae, found circumglobally on continental shelves and slopes in tropical to temperate waters (except the Caribbean Sea), at depths of between 656.17 and 2165.35 ft (200 and 660 m). Its length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). The pink frogmouth is moderately elongated compared to most other frogfishes, with a rough scaleless...

Kryers deep sea angler fish
2007-03-19 14:42:39

The Krøyer's deep sea angler fish, Ceratias holboelli, is a seadevil of the genus Ceratias, found in all oceans, at depths of from 0.62 to 1.24 mi (1,000 to 2,000 m). Its length is from 19.69 to 29.53 in (50 to 75 cm). The Krøyer's deep sea angler fish is larger than most other deepwater anglerfish, however half of this length is taken up with a long filamentous rayed tail. These...

Triplewart seadevil
2007-03-19 14:41:22

The Triplewart seadevil, Cryptopsaras couesii, is a seadevil of the family Ceratiidae, found in all oceans, from the surface to 1.24 mi (2,000 m). Its length is approximately 11.81 in (30 cm). The Triplewart seadevil is one of the most abundant of the deepwater anglerfish. These fish have round flabby bodies with a soft fibrous skeleton and a scaleless prickly skin. Like most other deepwater...

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