The sea’s deepest fish so far: Swire’s Snailfish (Pseudoliparis swirei)

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This 4-inch long, tadpole-like fish lives in the dark depths of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific – and it is the deepest-dwelling fish ever discovered so far. It was captured – from among many – at depths between 22,000 and 26,000 feet (6,898 and 7,966 m). Scientists believe that around 27,000 feet (8,200 m) is the physiological limit for a fish to be able to survive.

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