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Fish With Transparent Head (11 pics)

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Macropinna microstoma is the only species of fish in the genus Macropinna, belonging to Opisthoproctidae, the barreleye family. It is recognized for a highly unusual transparent, fluid-filled dome on its head, through which the lenses of its eyes can be seen.The eyes have a barrel shape and can be rotated to point either forward or straight up, looking through the fish's transparent dome. M. microstoma has a tiny mouth and most of its body is covered with large scales. The fish normally hangs nearly motionless in the water, at 0a depth of about 600 metres (2,000 ft) to 800 metres (2,600 ft), using its large fins for stability and with its eyes directed upward. In the low light conditions it is assumed the fish detects prey by its silhouette. MBARI researchers Bruce Robison and Kim Reisenbichler observed that when prey such as small fish and jellyfish are spotted, the eyes rotate like binoculars, facing forward as it turns its body from a horizontal to a vertical position to feed. Robison speculates that M. microstoma steals food from siphonophores.
M. microstoma has been known to science since 1939, by Chapman, but is not known to have been photographed alive until 2004. Old drawings do not show the transparent dome, as it is usually destroyed when brought up from the depths.

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№1 Author: new_man (2 Jun 2009 16:43) Total user comments: 0


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yiksss, what a ugly fish
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№2 Author: solale (17 Jul 2009 21:49) Total user comments: 58


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its amazing creature
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№3 Author: Chris (8 Aug 2009 18:27) Total user comments: 0


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I want to call out a photoshop so badly, but I've seen this fish too many times from reputable sources, so I know it's real, but it's still such an oddity that I want to say it's a hoax.
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№4 Author: kevinp (10 Sep 2009 01:42) Total user comments: 0


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well, at least its clear headed.
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№5 Author: tapatio (3 Oct 2009 01:55) Total user comments: 2047


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it cannot lie, we all can see true it..!
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