The Deepest Fish Ever Captured on Video


Researchers at The University of Western Australia filmed the sight of a previously unseen snailfish species at more than 8 kilometers (5 miles) underwater in the Izu-Ogasawara Trench south of Japan. These fish, which included a juvenile, are of the genus Pseudoliparis and are considered to be the deepest fish ever captured on video.

These are the deepest fish ever filmed, including one juvenile discovered at an underwater depth of 8,336m. They are an unknown snailfish species of the genus Pseudoliparis and were discovered by The University of Western Australia at the Izu-Ogasawara Trench, south of Japan.

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