Fish experts on the global midwater team were blown away by the appearance of this fish from the genus Leptochilichthys. The observation placed this fish at a shallow depth of 900 meters (2,953 feet), when typical observations place this fish squarely in the bathypelagic zone at ~2,000 meters (6,562 feet).

Fish experts on the global midwater team were blown away by the appearance of this fish from the genus Leptochilichthys. The observation placed this fish at a shallow depth of 900 meters (2,953 feet), when typical observations place this fish squarely in the bathypelagic zone at ~2,000 meters (6,562 feet). Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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