Good morning out there, today I have a little three inch long Bathyanthias sp for today, the “sp.” means this could again be a new species and until our favorite Smithsonian scientists do DNA work they really don’t know. These creatures and fish I post are super rare and most have either only been found dead or are not know yet at all because of the insane depth they come from. Take this guy above for instance , put Bathyanthias sp in your GOOGLE search and very little will come up, why you ask??
Because it’s fairly new to science or it’s just plain never been found before, this is why I love working for the Smithsonian Institution. I believe this is a species of sea-bass if I remember correctly but don’t quote me on that or anything else for that matter.