Barreleye (Opisthoproctidae)

Barreleyes are small deep-sea argentiniform fish comprising the family Opisthoproctidae found in tropical-to-temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. All species have large, telescoping eyes, which dominate and protrude from the head, but are enclosed within a large transparent dome of soft tissue. These eyes generally gaze upwards to detect the silhouettes of available prey, but can also be directed forwards. The toothless mouth is small and terminal, ending in a pointed snout. photo credits: mekarjayabocary, wikipedia

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