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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl0508

Chaunax sp. This is a species of the fish family known as gapers. These relatives of anglerfishes are commonly seen around some coral banks. These ambush predators sit on the bottom waiting for prey to swim by. Life on the Edge 2005 Expedition.

Image ID: expl0508, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Offshore North Carolina
Photo Date: 2005 October 18
Credit: Content provider: Dr. Steve Ross, UNC-W. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration.

Category: Ocean exploration/Deep sea fish/

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