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August 16, 2011

Name This Fish!

How are your skills at deep water fish identification? Know what this guy is? Researchers at the Caribbean Marine Biology Institute sent the photos, previously submitted by locals, out asking for assistance in identification. The photos are not very clear unfortunately, as I’m sure non-science-geeks were the ones who took them. You get a great impression of some elongated white “fangs” near the front of the jaws in the shot above though!

The animal was pulled up from 100m in Curacao, Netherland Antilles, and the depth may indicate why there is a pink blob of something hanging near its jaws. It may have forcefully decompressed upon rising on the lines. ¬†Unless that’s supposed to be there.. hmm. ¬†IDeas?