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Anotopterus sp. (2008)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Anotopteridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Aulopiformes
Genus  Anotopterus
Anotopterus sp. (2008)

Anotopterus sp. (2008) is a species of daggertooth discovered in the New Zealand Antarctic Ocean, at 71°S, and is one of the southernmost daggertooth specimens caught. Its golden luster and sapphire blue eyes are exquisite, but the colors fade quickly when the fish is removed from its habitat. The specimen found measured 50 cm and was only half grown. The fish paralyzes its prey by sinking its teeth into the flesh and then pulling backwards.

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Anotopterus sp. (2008) Wikipedia


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