Image credit – Dave Johnson of Harvard MCZ specimen 60585

The Telescope Fish (Gigantura) is a truly fascinating deep sea creature. It is named for its unusually large eyes, which resemble a pair of small telescopes projecting from each side of its head. These oversized eyes allow the Telescope Fish to see in the perpetual darkness of the deep ocean.

One of the most interesting facts about the Telescope Fish is that its eyes can rotate independently, allowing it to look in two different directions at once – a useful ability when you’re scanning for both prey and predators in the murky depths. The Telescope Fish has a slender, silvery body that can grow up to 2 feet long. It uses its oversized pectoral fins to propel itself through the water.

Image credit – Dante Fenolio

While not much is known about its behavior and habits, scientists believe the Telescope Fish is a solitary creature that spends most of its time drifting in the open ocean. Its highly adapted eyes and ability to see well in low light make the Telescope Fish one of the most unique creatures found in the midnight zone of the ocean.

With its telescope-like eyes and stealthy movements, this fish is truly built for life in the eternal darkness of the deep.

Text credit – Earth Unreal

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