Strange New Fish Discovered near Antarctica

Eelpout (Pachycara cousinsi)

Strange New Fish Discovered

The eelpout Pachycara cousinsi is one of six new species of deep-sea fish found at depths of 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) off the remote Crozet Islands in the Indian Ocean between Antarctica and Africa.

The eelpout has been identified as a new species from just one sample that was caught during a 2005/2006 expedition. The size of the specimen is just over a foot long (41 centimetres) and has strange fleshy lips.

Source, National Geographic.

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