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Dive 08: A Fish Called Roughy

This fish is a roughy, in the genus Hoplostethus. The fish gets its named from the rough armor-like plates on its head. It was seen while exploring near Howland Island at a depth of ~600 meters.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

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