Introducing the Mariana Snailfish!

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Mariana Snailfish from nearly 26,000 ft deep in the Mariana Trench, Photo by Alan Jamieson, University of Aberdeen.

We are excited to announce the official scientific name for the Mariana snailfish, one of the planet’s deepest-living fishes.

Pseudoliparis swirei Gerringer & Linley 2017

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Illustration of the Mariana Snailfish. By Thomas Linley, Newcastle University.

Watch them swim in the trench in this great video from the University of Aberdeen!

Check out the description open access in Zootaxa here.

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Photo of Pseudoliparis swirei, caught in the Mariana Trench. By Mackenzie Gerringer, University of Washington.

And media coverage by National Geographic, Newsweek, and more!

 

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A CT scan of the Mariana snailfish. The green shape, a small crustacean, is seen in the snailfish’s stomach. Adam Summers/University of Washington

Official Press Release

 

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