They also reported a creature called spoon worm at a depth of 7,000m and a pink snailfish
This included a new species of hadal (living at depths of more than 6000m) snailfish
and an "extraordinary" gelatinous animal - thought to be a stalked ascidean, otherwise known as a sea squirt - which does not resemble anything hitherto discovered.
This included hadal snailfish
, and an extraordinary stalked ascidean, known as a sea squirt, which lives attached to the sea floor, which is unlike anything ever seen before.
While at the bottom of the trench the team captured footage of what are believed to be entirely new species, previously unseen by humans, including a new species of snailfish
and an extraordinary gelatinous animal - thought to be a stalked ascidean, or sea squirt - which does not resemble anything seen before.
Other previously unseen species imaged included hadal snailfish
. Dr Jamieson, a senior lecturer in marine ecology at Newcastle University, said: "It is not often we see something so extraordinary it leaves us speechless.
A new species of the snailfish
genus Paraliparis (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the eastern Bering Sea.
(2014) showed that the maximum body size of the marbled snailfish
(Crystallichthys matsushimae) was much smaller in the Sea of Japan population than in the Pacific and Sea of Okhotsk population.
An exploration to one of the deepest places on earth has captured rare footage of what is believed to be three new species of the elusive Snailfish
, Sciencedaily reports.
It is anticipated that this could result in the local extinction of some Arctic fish species, such as the gelatinous snailfish
(Liparis fabricii) and even the most abundant Arctic species, the Polar cod (Boreogadus saida).
Generally, the deep-sea fishes found at the lower abyssal depths are macrourids (rat-tails) and ophidiids (cusk-eels), and at hadal depths, liparids (snailfish
The following specimens of Liparidae, cleared and stained with alizarin red for bone and alcian blue for cartilage, were examined in the Museum of Zoology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to verify anatomical identification of the ossicles recovered from the chemically prepared specimens: Liparis callyodon (spotted snailfish
): UAMZ2109 (four specimens); L.
were part of a wealth of information about life in one of the deepest places on earth uncovered by a team of 40 scientists from 17 different nations, including Dr Alan Jamieson and Dr Thomas Linley from Newcastle University.