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Transparent Headed Fish, OH MY!


Macropinna Microstoma is a deep sea fish that has adapted to its dark habitat with tubular eyes, encapsulated in a transparent head. The eyes can rotate around inside the skull as needed to catch its prey. The two dark spots that we would recognize as eyes are actually its olfactory organs. If there is a god, he’s wicked creative.

Here is an article by The Monterey Aquarium with more details. And below is a video.