Deepest fish [Collected]

Last updated: December 22, 2019 at 4:15 am

8,370 m (27,461 ft) — Cusk-eel (Abyssobrotula galatheae). The specimen was collected in the Puerto Rico Trench in 1970. The record depth is subject to debate since the fish may have been caught with a non-closing net. The cusk-eel may thus have been captured in the water column while the net was being lowered or raised.


EDITOR’S NOTE
The deepest collected fish is probably not the deepest fish ever observed.
Linley, T.D.; M.E. Gerringer; P.H. Yancey; J.C. Drazen; C.L. Weinstock; A.J. Jamieson. (2016). Fishes of the hadal zone including new species, in situ observations and depth records of Liparidae. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 114: 99–110.
Nielsen, Jørgen G. (1998). Paxton, J.R.; Eschmeyer, W.N., eds. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 134.

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