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Press Release 99-014

NSF-Funded Researcher Plucks Four Unknown Fish Species From Antarctic Waters

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Drawing of Antartic brainbeard plunderfish

The Antarctic brainbeard plunderfish (Pogonophryne cerebropogon), a new species recently collected at a depth of 300 m in the Ross Sea. The long chin barbel is used as a lure to attract prey. This species is nearly 15 inches long.

Credit: Danette Pratt, of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.


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Drawing of Antarctic gravelbeard plunderfish

The Antarctic gravelbeard plunderfish (Artedidraco glareobarbatus), collected at a depth of 130 m near Franklin Island in the Ross Sea. This species lives in the vicinity of sponge beds and uses its chin barbel as a lure to attract prey. This species is about 6 inches long.

Credit: Danette Pratt, of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.


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