Do fish live in the deepest parts of the ocean?



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    Yes. There are a lot of fish that can survive the pressure of the very deep sea, many of them look pretty scary. Here is a list of 10 deep sea fish that are commonly found in the depths of the ocean.

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    Fish live in the deepest parts of the ocean, adapting to complete darkness and extreme water pressure. Many deep-sea fish rely on bioluminescent (light-producing) organs to find a mate and lure prey. Some deep ocean fish include the following:

    Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta): found at depths of 2,600 to 5,000 ft. It grows to about 10 in long.

    Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani): This fish can be easily recognized by its large mouth and sharp, fang-like teeth. In fact, these fangs are so large that they will not fit inside the mouth. Instead, they curve back very close to the fish’s eyes.

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    Yup, scientists have discovered fish that live below the photic zone of the ocean where light doesn’t penetrate the water. Fish that live in the deep ocean have quite a variety of interesting adaptations to their environment. Some like the anglerfish has luminescent sacs on the body, while others like the umbrellamouth gulper can unhinge its jaws to scoop up small fish to eat. The ogrefish, for example, lives up to 16,000 feet below the sealevel, which is lower than the average depth of the ocean (around 13,000 feet). Additionally, all are adapted to the high pressure system of the deep ocean and most will explode if brought to the lower pressure system at the surface.

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    The species of fish that live deepest in the ocean are not very similar to those living closer to the surface. Here are some examples of species we have managed to discover:




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    One of the deepest living fish in the ocean is the snailfish, which in 2008 were found alive for the very first time.  They were suspected to move very slow to convserve energy in such a hostel environment, but quite the contrary was found.  The fish were moving and feeding quite faster than expected.


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