This unpatterned, brown cusk eel (probably an undescribed species) has color typical of many fishes living near the bottom between 0.5 and 3.6 miles (1,000 and 6,000 meters) down in the ocean. This fish was seen at Fina Nagu Caldera C, south of Guam at 12.8°North, 143.78° East, at 2 miles (3,200 meters) below the sea surface. The eye is large and can detect dim light produced by other animals, but it may not be able to see full images.

This unpatterned, brown cusk eel (probably an undescribed species) has color typical of many fishes living near the bottom between 0.5 and 3.6 miles (1,000 and 6,000 meters) down in the ocean. This fish was seen at Fina Nagu Caldera C, south of Guam at 12.8° North, 143.78° East, at 2 miles (3,200 meters) below the sea surface. The eye is large and can detect dim light produced by other animals, but it may not be able to see full images. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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