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2008-04-03 09:30:00

A fish that would rather crawl into crevices than swim, and that may be able to see in the same way that humans do, could represent an entirely unknown family of fishes, says a University of Washington fish expert. The fish, sighted in Indonesian waters off Ambon Island, has tan- and peach-colored zebra-striping, and rippling folds of skin that obscure its fins, making it look like a glass sculpture that Dale Chihuly might have dreamed up. But far from being hard and brittle like glass, the...


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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 fishes have round flabby bodies with a soft fibrous skeleton and prickly skin. Like most other deepwater...

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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 anglerfishes this fish has small eyes, no pelvic fins and is colored black. It has a large...

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