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(Non-Ceph) New Fish Discovered on BBC

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Wow thats really cool. Parts of it look similar to the frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)
 

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Morphology rather similar to rattails, sans scales, of course. Relatively small eyes, however, more reminiscent of cod... Hmmmm....
 

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Fujisawas Sake;142855 said:
Check out this strange fish found off the coast of Brazil:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8265728.stm

Looks like a deep-sea fish. Any ideas on what it might be?

- John
Its an Ateleopodid or jellynose fish. Several (12?) species are found in 300-600m from the Carribean/Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific region.

A distant relative of the oarfishes (Regalecidae) and ribbonfishes (Trachipteridae) but not well known. The skeleton is mostly cartilaginous, but they are true bony fishes.
 

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