(Non-Ceph) New Fish Discovered on BBC

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  1. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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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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    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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    Thank you for jumping in!
     
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    Myopsida,

    That's good size. What is their diet?
     
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    They look like snailfish to me.
     

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