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a deep sea fish with clear blood from the antarctic ocean

Started by sauroid, April 06, 2013, 06:43:38 PM

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Very Interesting! 8)


It's nice to see that they are shown in aquaria now. :) But of course the fact that these antarctic icefishes lack erythrocytes (and so haemoglobin) is already well known. And these are no deep-sea fish, this ocellated icefish would have a vertical distribution between 0 and 1000 m. But I guess obtaining these in a healthy condition and keeping them alive with their special requirements for cold, highly oxygenated water may still be a difficult task.