Name that fish.
No, really, name that fish.
University of Hawaii scientists discovered a new type of snail-like fish during a record setting observation expedition to the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific more than five miles underwater.
And since the eel-like fish with broad winged fins has no official designation, someone’s going to have to come up with one.
Video footage, which was taken during the HADES-M cruise on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Research Vessel, “Falkor,” reveals rat-tails, cusk eels and eel pouts at 5000 to 8000 meters, supergiant amphipods at 6500 t0 8000 meters and the unnamed, fragile snail-like fish at 8145 meters, making them the deepest living fish ever. Watch the clip below for a closer look at all of these deep sea dwellers:
And here's a video that lasers in on the new fish itself:
Okay, let's get to naming! Anyone have suggestions? Let us know in the comments.