Macropinna, A deep-sea fish with a transparent head

by spotmydive

Discovered in 1939 by a fisherman and photographed alive for the first time in 2004, the Micropinna has everything to intrigue the curious.

Characteristics of the Macropina

Halfway between a space ship and an alien, the Micropinna has very unique characteristics. Indeed, this fish measuring 15 cm long has two green eyes located inside its head. Its skull is completly transparent like a glass dome revealing all its cranial cavity.


The macropina microstoma lives at depths from -500 meters to -1,015 meters. This rare fish is a wonderful proof that beauty can go along with strange.