Barreleye facts: the dome-headed deep sea fish | Animal Fact Files


On this episode of Animal Fact Files discover some deep sea fish with amazing eyes!

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Poulsen JY, Sado T, Hahn C, Byrkjedal I, Moku M, Miya M (2016) Preservation Obscures Pelagic Deep-Sea Fish Diversity: Doubling the Number of Sole-Bearing Opisthoproctids and Resurrection of the Genus Monacoa (Opisthoproctidae, Argentiniformes). PLoS ONE 11(8): e0159762.

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Researchers solve mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head

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