The ocean’s deepest point is Challenger Deep, a chasm almost 11000 meters (36,200 feet) below the surface. Few fish species can stand this dark, hostile environment—but scientists have identified one that flourishes.
Meet the Mariana snailfish or Pseudoliparis swirei, the deepest fish species collected from the ocean floor.
This fish has a fleshy colored body with the transparent skin through which its organs and muscles are visible. Some bigger ones have dark spots on their heads.
Recently, a Japanese team spotted one at 8,178 meters (26,830 feet). That’s really deep!