Pacific barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) – Pictures and facts


Macropinna microstoma is the only species of fish in the genus Macropinna, belonging to Opisthoproctidae, the barreleye family. M.

The Pacific barreleye lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 16 – 1015 m environment.

The Pacific barreleye fish (Macropinna microstoma) has been known
since 1939, but trawled up specimens were in poor condition and did
not reveal the fish’s weirdest characteristic—a transparent … more →

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More Pacific barreleye fish information from National Geographic

Pacific Barreleye Fish With Transparent Head08/05/09: Pacific
Barreleye Fish With Transparent Head

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Common names

Argentiniformes in German (Deutsch)
Barreleye in English
Demenigisu in Japanese (日本語)
Macropinna microstoma in French (français)
Macropinna microstoma in Russian (русский язык)
Pacific barreleye in English
デメニギス in Japanese (日本語)
大鰭後肛魚 in Mandarin Chinese
大鰭後肛魚 in Unknown
大鳍后肛鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
大鳍后肛鱼 in Unknown


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