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Electric eel

The electric eel  is an electric fish, and the only species of the genus Electrophorus. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks of up to 500 volts, which it uses for hunting and self-defense. Advertisements

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Barreleye

With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barrel eye fish shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes–topped by green, orb like lenses.

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Leptocephalus (Transparent eel)

Leptocephalus is the flat and transparent larva of the eel, marine eels, and other members of the Superorder Elopomorpha. This is the most diverse group of teleosts, containing 801 species over the span of 24 orders, 24 families, and 156 … Continue reading →

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Pink Anemonefish

This is a photo of a “family” of pink anemonefish in and around their host anemone. If you look closely you can also see the small anemone shrimp (tiny white eyes) in and around the anemone.

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