Deepest fish - snailfish

Deepest fish ever recorded in the Mariana Trench, a completely unknown variety of snailfish with a translucent body, is the deepest living fish.   Watch the videos…

An international team aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor set a new record for the deepest fish ever recorded at 8145m in the Mariana Trench. It has broad wing-like fins and an eel-like tail.

At depth greater than 8500m, only large swarms of small scavenging amphipods are visible. The footage was taken during the HADES-M cruise on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Research Vessel ‘Falkor’.

source Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen

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