HALLOWEEN PICTURES: Spooky Species Discovered This Year

HALLOWEEN PICTURES: Spooky Species Discovered This Year
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A bizarre six-foot-long (two-meter-long) fish (species pictured in larval stage), was found floating dead off Brazil's Bahia coast in September 2009. Later examination revealed that it was a rare type of bloblike fish from the deep.

(See video of the adult form of the newfound fish species.)

Such so-called jellynose fish--known for their soft, blunt noses and scaleless, tapered bodies--are thought to be bottom-feeders, eating whatever they can suck off the seafloor.
—Photograph by Dave Johnson
 
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