A Chaunax umbrinus photographed during an Okeanos Explorer ROV dive on the southwest coast of Niʼihau, Hawaiʼi, between 312-538 meters (1024-1765 feet). Chaunax species differ from Chaunacops species by having smaller, more numerous sensory pits on the head and body and usually by having much smaller prickles on the body, among other characteristics. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2015: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i.

A Chaunax umbrinus photographed during an Okeanos Explorer ROV dive on the southwest coast of Niʼihau, Hawaiʼi, between 312-538 meters (1024-1765 feet). Chaunax species differ from Chaunacops species by having smaller, more numerous sensory pits on the head and body and usually by having much smaller prickles on the body, among other characteristics. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2015: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i.

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