Scientists Capture an Amazing Video of a Deep Sea Fish With “Feet”

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By the year 2000, more than 95% of the world’s ocean and 99% of the ocean’s floor were unexplored. It is really difficult to explore these surfaces and also very time consuming and expensive.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA for short, made an Okeanos exploration of the Mona Canyon off the coast of Puerto Rico. There, they made a video during the Oceano Profundo of a deep-sea fish walking on the bottom of the waters. Caunax pictus, also known as The Pink Frogmouth, is a type of anglerfish that uses its modified fins to walk on the floor of the sea.

 “This fish has been living for so long here that its fins have changed into something more useful – feet. They help it shuffle about on the seafloor.”

The depth range of the pink frogmouth can reach from 200 to 978 meters and it has been found in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This walking fish exclusively eats shrimp.

Sources:

www.fishbase.org

www.iucnredlist.org

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