August 2, 2011

Weekly Beast: Pancake Batfish

Halieutichthys intermedius is also known as the Louisiana Pancake Batfish.  This species was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico just before the oil spill in 2010.  This animal is flat like a pancake and hops on its fins and has huge bulging eyes.  They are found roughly 1,300 feet below the water's surface.  Scientists are not sure as to how many of the fish are in existence, especially after the oil spill.

I'm not sure this is a pancake I'd look forward to eating!

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