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9 Shocking Deep Sea Fish and Creatures


4. Long-nosed Chimaera

The long-nosed Chimaera (commonly referred as the Harriottaraleighana by the biologists) can grow to the lengths of about five feet long. It contains a stiletto-like nose which resembles the famous `nose contour in a supersonic jet aircraft’. For some obvious reasons, some people have dubbed this deep sea fish as a `rattail’ fish.

Long-nosed Chimaera

If you go to South Africa, this fish is commonly known as ghost shark’, though it is not closely related to sharks. The venom on the spine of its first dorsal fin is able to kill a person at the first touch, although this incidence is very rare considering that this crazy deep sea fish can only be found at 8000 feet down the sea.