Discovered at nearly an incredible 5 miles below the surface, the fish is about twice the size of a cigar and has translucent skin, with their organs clearly visible.
What is incredible is that at the depths the fish were discovered, the pressure is so intense, it is like having the weight of an elephant pressing down on each square inch of your body.
Pseudoliparis swirei has been named after an officer aboard the HMS Challenger which discovered thousands of new species in the 1870’s.
“We named this fish after him in acknowledgment of the crews that serve on oceanographic research vessels,” said Mackenzie Gerringer, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington.
“It takes a lot of people to keep a ship running and we wanted to sincerely thank them.”