Pseudobathylagus milleri

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Pseudobathylagus milleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Argentiniformes
Family: Bathylagidae
Genus: Pseudobathylagus
Kobyliansky, 1986
Species: P. milleri
Binomial name
Pseudobathylagus milleri
(D. S. Jordan & C. H. Gilbert, 1898)

Pseudobathylagus milleri, the stout blacksmelt, also called the owlfish due to its large eyes relative to its body, is a species of deep-sea smelt native to the north Pacific Ocean where it is found to depths of 6,600 m (21,700 ft). This species grows to a length of 16.5 cm (6.5 in).


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Video of a squid subduing and killing an owlfish from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.