I can see through your forehead!

Well, what to make of this? The Zooillogix blog alerts me to a new report on the barreleye, a bizarre deep-sea fish. It has recessed its eyes quite deep underneath the skin of the forehead, which is completely translucent! Over the mouth are two small dots that look like eyes, but are in fact nostrils of a sort.

Check out this video:

Deep sea news has more coverage.

2 Responses to I can see through your forehead!

  1. Carl says:

    What is the animal kingdom coming to when animals are no longer taking their own physiolgy or anatomy seriously.
    Imagine how the sharks, or some other fish that
    think evolution is a bit more than just a rather good joke, must feel when these little smartasses swim around being their relatives all day.

    Someone should do something.

  2. M.o.M. says:

    Brilliant!

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