More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creature Info Found In DK’s Ocean The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go on another dive. Now, let’s get started!

  • Coffinfish (Chaunax endeavouri) Length: Up to 9 in Depths Found: 160-1,000 ft 

The Coffinfish is a species of Anglerfish that resembles a small, pink balloon. They can inflate their bodies to appear larger than their actual size.  The history of the Coffinfish is almost unknown. They seem to like quiet muddy areas near the bottom of the ocean.

coffin

  • Reef Lizardfish (Synodus variegatus) Length: 8-16 in Depths Found: 16-295 ft

The Reef Lizardfish is a very colorful creature of the sea. It has a very large mouth filled with rows of sharp teeth. Its bright colors allow it to camouflage its body in coral reefs. They are a common food of reef fishermen.

reef

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