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Giant Grenadier Albatrossia pectoralis
2009-01-17 21:09:53

The Giant Grenadier (Albatrossia pectoralis) is a species of rattail fish that is found in the north Pacific from northern Japan to the Okhotsk and Bering seas, east to the Gulf of Alaska, and south to northern Baja California in Mexico. It occurs at depths between 450 and 11,500 feet. This specimen grows to about 7 feet long. It has the usual greatly elongated pointed tail of the rattails....

Echiodon rendahli
2007-03-12 22:35:06

Echiodon rendahli is a pearlfish of the family Carapidae, found in the south west Pacific oceans around Australia and New Zealand at depths down to 196.85 ft (60 m). Its length is between 3.94 and 4.72 in (10 and 12 cm). Echiodon rendahli is similar in shape to the rattails with a long tapering eel-like body ending in a pointed tail. Both the dorsal and anal fins start about an eighth of the...

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