Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Recorded

This fish is extremely rare and has never been captured on film before. The Chaunacaops coloratus anglerfish was described in 1899 from a dead specimen, but has never even been filmed alive until now.
The deep-sea fish was filmed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) using a remote operated vehicle (ROV) 7,500-11,000 feet below the surface of the ocean off the coast of northern California. MBARI captured the 8-inch-long anglerfish and learned much about its behavior and habits, the institute said in a press release.

Research suggests the fish are born as a transparent larvae, turn blue as they age and finally red when they are fully mature. Once mature, they can use their fins to “walk” on the sea floor.

source : http://news.discovery.com/animals/red-fish-anglerfish-rare-video-first-ocean-120829.html





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