Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2015

This Ugly Fish Live Inside a Volcano

This Fanged Fish Can Live Inside a Volcano

An Australian research vessel has discovered a new kind of fish living in volcanoes off the coast of the continent. It’s called a scaleless blackfish.

The team is still trying to identify this tiny blackfish with translucent fangs and no scales. But there were a lot of other fish they could identify — mostly because they were larval versions of fish and lobsters that are farmed in Australia. When the larval versions of these animals are swept out of their ocean nurseries into the open sea, farmers assumed that they were lost forever. They were wrong.

It turns out that they are thriving, and growing up in the warm, acidic waters near underwater volcanoes… READ MORE

Gizmodo, by Annalee Newitz

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