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Sunday, March 15, 2009
Fish with a Transparent Head!?!
The phrase "I can see right through you" is more than just a phrase to this bazaar creature. Macropinna microstoma is the only species of fish in the genus Macropinna, belonging to Opisthoproctidae, the barreleye family. It is recognized for a highly unusual transparent, fluid-filled dome on its head, through which the lenses of its eyes can be seen. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has more information on this deep sea dweller.