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Deepest Living Fish The Hadal Snailfish (Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis)


The Hadal Snailfish or Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis is the deepest living fish known in the world, able to survive at depths exceeding 4.8 miles (7.7 kilometers)! Living so far underwater, these species of Snailfish can withstand pressures equal to 1,600 elephants standing on the roof of a Mini Cooper!  These fish spend their lives in complete darkness and rely on their bodies to sense food that falls from the ocean above.

This species is just one of the over 360 different kinds of Snailfish on our planet.  In 2008 a group in Japan was able to capture these deep sea fish on camera.  Here is their amazing footage...


As you can imagine little is known about this saltwater fish due to its nature habitat.  If you have any additional information about the deepest living fish please leave us a comment below.

Image courtesy Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen




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