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Meet The Only Fish With a Transparent Head in The World

There other transparent fishes with full body transparency, but this is special and different as only its head is transparent and you can see some of those organs inside it. Those things we pull out of fish head when we buy them from the market before cooking.


The name of this fish is called barreleye, also known as spook fish (a name also applied to several species of chimaera), are small deep--sea argentiniform fish comprising the family. Opisthoproctidae found in tropical-to-temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.

These fish are named because of their barrel-shaped, tubular eyes, which are generally directed upwards to detect the silhouettes of available prey; however, the fish are capable of directing their eyes forward, as well. 


Chapman, a marine biologist was the first person who discovered the Barreleye Fish back in 1939. When the fish was being dragged up after being caught on nets, the transparent portion of the head was destroyed simply because it was too fragile.

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