A new species of deep-sea fish found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. "Monster" turned out to be one of the deep-sea fish.
Another discovery was made during a scientific expedition in 2011, when experts investigated how an oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon platform affects deep-sea marine life. At the same time, scientists have identified three female individuals belonging to a previously unknown species of deep-sea fish. It was named Lasiognathus dinema.
Such fish often have a frightening appearance. The "monster" belonging to the Ceratioid family was no exception. Strange creatures were found at a depth of 1.5 km. The predatory fish has a large head and massive jaws. However, in this case, a person has nothing to fear: it lives at depths of 100 m. And even the largest of these creatures reach a length of only 13 cm. Scientists themselves compare Lasiognathus dinema with "an old humpbacked shoe with thorns." At the same time, they indicate that its shape is unique in its own way.
Monkfish (a new creature is also included in this order) are bony fish with a frightening appearance. Above the mouth of these creatures is often the front part of the dorsal fin, which has a bait to attract prey. Most of the sea devils live at very great depths.
We will remind, recently off the coast of Angola was discovered "flying pasta monster". And although the researchers were initially interested in the find, they soon identified it as an ordinary siphonophore.