Barreleyes, also known as spook fish (a name also applied to several species of chimaera), are small, unusual-looking deep-sea osmeriform fish comprising the family Opisthoproctidae. Found in tropical-to-temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Wikipedia.
With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barreleye fish shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes–topped by green, orblike lenses–in a picture released today but taken in 2004. National Geographic, There are some beautiful photo’s in here as well, there are 4 photo’s in the set.
Isn’t it a strange looking fish, but I have to admit I find it strangely beautiful in it’s own way. They are just starting to learn about this fish now, and what kind of places it inhabits, how it eats etc. Most of the information is in Wikipedia but it is a bit technical, but for those so inclined please have a read as it is all very fascinating. National Geographic gives an easier read on this species of fish under each photo, check it out.