Posts Tagged With: fish

Psychedelic Frog Fish

    The psychedelic frogfish, Histiophryne psychedelica, is a yellow-brown or peach coloredfrogfish named for its psychedelic pink and white stripes arranged in a fingerprint pattern. The fish is from the waters near Ambon Island and Bali, Indonesia.[1] The psychedelic frogfish was first described in 2009 by Ted Pietsch, Rachel Arnold, and David Hall in the scientific journal Copeia.[1] The psychedelic frogfish has been known to reach a length of &hellip Continue reading »

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The Snaggletooth Fish

The Snaggletooth fish is a powerful predatory fish that can be found in the deep water between Australia andNew Zealand. Some people joke asking if this was just a science experiment gone wrong, mainly because they resemble the South American Payara fish so much. Snaggletooth fish are known to grow up to a little over 2 feet long in length !!! They are scaleless, black with luminous purple &hellip Continue reading »

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The Oarfish

    “Oarfish are large, greatly elongated, pelagic Lampriform fishes comprising the small family Regalecidae.[1] Found in all temperate to tropical oceans yet rarely seen, the oarfish family contains four species in two genera. One of these, the king of herrings (Regalecus glesne), is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bony fish alive, at up to 17 metres (56 ft) in length.[2][3] The common name oarfish is presumably in reference &hellip Continue reading »

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Flashlight Fish

  “The flashlight fish are a family, the Anomalopidae, of beryciform fish. There are some unrelated fish with similar features, some of which are also called flashlight fish. Notable among these are the deep sea lanternfish, of the family Myctophidae, of which there are over 200 species. Flashlight fishes live in tropical waters across the &hellip Continue reading »

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The Hammerhead Shark

  “The nine known species range from 0.9 to 6 m (3.0 to 20 ft) long and weigh from 500 to 1000 pounds. They are usually light gray and have a greenish tint to them. Their bellies are white which allows them to be close to the bottom of the ocean and blend in to sneak &hellip Continue reading »

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