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Trachipterus trachypterus

Trachipterus is a rare deep-sea fish that usually lives at depths of 200 to 1300 meters. Mature fish can be as long as 3 meters and hunt for little squids, pelagic crayfish, and other things hiding in the deep. However, when it’s young and small, Trachipterus needs to come to the surface at night to feed on tiny planktonic animals. To protect themselves from predators they evolved in a very unusual way - all these long coloured fins are designed to sway, imitating tentacles of a stingy jellyfish. In some places, this fish is called "Melting fish" because as soon as Trachipterus is thrown ashore, they literally turn into jelly mass and melt in the sun like ice cream.

Creator

Alexander Semenov

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Marine biologist | Underwater photographer and DOP | National Geographic Explorer 2022 | Head of Aquatilis Expedition | Head of the Scientific Diving Department at the White Sea Biological Station

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

Mediterranean Sea

Subject

Fish

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

License

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