Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Savage’s Birdsnouted Whalefish

…a species of flabby whalefish (Cetomimidae) that is occurs in the the depths of Pacific ocean, chiefly in the Coral Sea and the Gulf of California. However, it is also known from the Eastern Central Atlantic. Like other flabby whalefish R. savagei’s eyes are vestigial and instead of sight R. savagei uses its lateral line to sense changes in its surroundings.

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