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Monday, September 16, 2013

Ghost Fish or Barreleyes.

Imagine yourself that when you get up in the morning and you look in the mirror, you realize that your skin and your skull is transparent, revealing all your internal organs. Curious? Well that is exactly what happens to the head of this curious fish, called ghost fish or Barreleyes. If you watch the image below, you can see the eyes inside the meat, and even part of its brain. Its head is transparent and its eyes are housed inside. As skin lets in light, has no need to tear your eyes to see, be seen without opening the lids, in fact has no eyelids, but a mass of transparent jelly meat.

It is a fish of the deep ocean, and we can find it at a depth of 1800 meters in the warm seas of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. At these depths, sunlight barely reaches, so the eyes point upward, looking for the slightest sign of light, glare, reflections or bioluminescent animals. Why look down if there is only darkness and more darkness? The eyes are directed upwards but can also move independently, like chameleons. It is also the only animal that is in their eyes a dome that serves as a lens that helps to better perceive light around.

And speaking of luminescent organisms, it should be noted that the ghost fish also has a luminous bodies that run through the abdomen, from head to tail.

The size of this amazing fish does not exceed 50 cm. Its mouth is toothless and pointed shape is small, perfect to feed on small marine creatures. In this video you can observe better ...