First footage of ‘Ghost fish’ filmed in Marianas Trench

02c701d3-3c6b-445d-aacd-d45d91061b19

Editor's Picks
 A perfect place for your Fighter to rest his little fins — the Betta Bed Leaf Hammock.
Gear Post
Review: Betta Bed Leaf Hammock
21 November 2017
 Just look at that little face... No wonder then, that so many fishkeepers find these little puffers so hard to resist.
Features Post
Join the puffer fish fan club!
28 September 2017
 Special care needs to be taken when catching Pictus catfish and other species with spines.
Features Post
Travels with your fish
03 August 2017
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

This weird, transparent fish with eyes lacking any pigment was a remarkable find during an expedition by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.


It was discovered at a depth of 2,500m during an exploration of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.

The 10cm/4in long fish is a member of the family Aphyonidae — and according to experts from NOAA this is the first time that any member of this family has been seen alive.  

Watch the video.