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The Wonderful Ribbon-Like Transparent Fish

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Scientists have only explored a minute part of our ocean. Many sea creatures remain undiscovered and some like this bizarre, ribbon-like, almost-transparent fish have seldom been seen.

Recorded on camera and uploaded on YouTube with the title “Large Muraenid Leptocephali”, this mysterious creature is a larva of an eel called “Leptocephalus”.

According to the Australian Museum, uploader of the video, “These leptocephali are about 300 -- 400 mm long and appear to be metamorphosing larvae of some type of moray eel of the family Muraenidae. The morphological similarities between these leptocephali and ribbon eels, Rhinomuraena quaesita, suggest they may be ribbon eel larvae”.

 video: Australian Museum/YouTube 

source: Australian Museum