The sea toad, Chaunax umbrinus, a type of deep-sea angler fish, was seen at 328 meters depth off the southwest tip of Ni’ihau. The yellowish frilly structure in the center of its forehead is used as a lure.

The sea toad, Chaunax umbrinus, a type of deep-sea angler fish, was seen at 328 meters depth off the southwest tip of Ni’ihau. The yellowish frilly structure in the center of its forehead is used as a lure. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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