Deep sea fish found on the shore of California | nature

A fish that only lives in deep ocean waters was found on a beach in Orange County, California, on Monday (10).

A football fish in the Pacific Ocean is found on the shore of Orange County, California – Photo: Childbirth / Facebook / Crystal Cove State Park

The area where the fish appeared is part of a protected area in Crystal Cove State Park, which he explained in his social network profile that it is very rare for them to appear on the beaches, because they live at a depth of less than 900 meters, and more. Even though it reaches the shore it remains intact.

A football fish in the Pacific Ocean is found on the shore of Orange County, California – Photo: Childbirth / Facebook / Crystal Cove State Park

A statement issued by the park stated that the animal found was a female Pacific football fish, which can reach 60 cm in length. The male of the same species is usually much smaller: it is less than 3 cm long and acts as a kind of parasite, its only job is to help the female reproduce, according to experts.

(Correction: G1 was wrong when he learned, when I published this article, that a female California fish species can reach 7 meters and that a male can reach 30 cm. In fact, according to information from Crystal Cove Park, the female has reached 60 cm and the male is less than 3 cm, and the information was corrected at 11:20 am on Thursday, 13).

Pacific soccer fish belong to the order Lophiiformes, a bony fish that often has a front-head structure that emits luster to attract prey in the darkness of the deep ocean in which it lives.

A football fish in the Pacific Ocean is found on the shore of Orange County, California – Photo: Childbirth / Facebook / Crystal Cove State Park

Its teeth are sharp and pointed like shards of glass and its mouth is able to suck and swallow prey the size of its body, according to a state park post.

A fish of this type appears in the cartoon “Finding Nemo”, when Merlin and his friend Dory are attracted to a small light, which is actually part of the head of a predator.

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