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Coffin Fish

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Despite its gloomy-sounding name, this coffin fish is brightly colored.
Coffin Fish / New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program

Coffin Fish

Courtesy of New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program
This creature of the deep is a coffin fish - which is a type of anglerfish and is also called a sea toad. The coffin fish can inflate its body to make itself look bigger, and it can even walk on its fins. They are found on the ocean bottom, in waters usually over 100 feet and sometimes in the deep sea. This one was spotted on a NOAA expedition off northern New Zealand.

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