Barreleye:- Spook Fish (Video Included)

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.

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9 Responses to Barreleye:- Spook Fish (Video Included)

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  2. bronxboy55 says:

    Every time I think I’ve seen every type of animal there is, along comes another unimaginable species. Just one more reason I visit this blog!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi bronxboy55,
      Our oceans and seas are filled with wonder I feel, and they are always finding new species as well, it really is a never ending journey and a fascinating one as well.
      Thank You for your kind words.

  3. malc50 says:

    I endorse bronxboy55 ‘s comment!

  4. Theresa Lauf says:

    Thanks for sharing this – never knew about the Spook Fish. Lovely blog . (And cheers for popping ’round to theothercolumn).

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Theresa,
      I’m glad you seen something different. I think the fish looks sort of graceful in a way.
      I also enjoyed the read in your blog.
      Thank You for visiting and your comment.

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