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Deep sea fish

Deep sea fish is a term for fish that live below the photic zone of the ocean.

Examples include the lanternfish, flashlight fish, cookie-cutter shark, bristlemouths, and anglerfish.

The fish of the deep sea are among the most elusive and unusual looking creatures on earth.

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