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Found it here. 
This is an Atlantic sea raven.Searavens are a family (Hemitripteridae) of scorpaeniform fishes. They are bottom-dwelling fishes that feed on small invertebrates, found in the northwest Atlantic and north Pacific oceans. They are covered in small spines (modified scales).

Found it here

This is an Atlantic sea raven.Searavens are a family (Hemitripteridae) of scorpaeniform fishes. They are bottom-dwelling fishes that feed on small invertebrates, found in the northwest Atlantic and north Pacific oceans. They are covered in small spines (modified scales).

opticoverload:Photo by Dana Allen
Great white shark

opticoverload:Photo by Dana Allen

Great white shark

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(Photo by Eric Riffenburg)
This is McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse (Paracheilinus mccoskeri), a species of flasher wrasse found in the Indo-Specific (Fiji), See this post for more.

(Photo by Eric Riffenburg)

This is McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse (Paracheilinus mccoskeri), a species of flasher wrasse found in the Indo-Specific (Fiji), See this post for more.

Photo of a Moon Lake Mississippi alligator gar from the 1930’sFrom the American Museum of Natural History. See this post for more on alligator gars.

Photo of a Moon Lake Mississippi alligator gar from the 1930’s
From the American Museum of Natural History. See this post for more on alligator gars.

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Caribbean Reef Shark & Lion - Steve Rosenberg

Caribbean reef shark (see this post), Lion fish (see this previous post)

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Caribbean Reef Shark & Lion - Steve Rosenberg

Caribbean reef shark (see this post), Lion fish (see this previous post)

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With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barreleye fish (Macropinna microstoma) shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes—topped by green, orblike lenses. This particular fish, discovered alive in the deep water off California’s central coast by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), is the first specimen of its kind to be found with its soft transparent dome intact. The 6-inch (15-centimeter) barreleye had been known since 1939—but only from mangled specimens dragged to the surface by nets (until this picture was taken in 2004). It is the only species of fish in the genus Macropinna, belonging to Opisthoproctidae, the barreleye family. It is recognized for a highly unusual transparent, fluid-filled dome on its head, through which the lenses of its eyes can be seen. The eyes have a barrel shape and can be rotated to point either forward or straight up, looking through the fish’s transparent dome.
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With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barreleye fish (Macropinna microstoma) shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes—topped by green, orblike lenses. This particular fish, discovered alive in the deep water off California’s central coast by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), is the first specimen of its kind to be found with its soft transparent dome intact. The 6-inch (15-centimeter) barreleye had been known since 1939—but only from mangled specimens dragged to the surface by nets (until this picture was taken in 2004). It is the only species of fish in the genus Macropinna, belonging to Opisthoproctidae, the barreleye family. It is recognized for a highly unusual transparent, fluid-filled dome on its head, through which the lenses of its eyes can be seen. The eyes have a barrel shape and can be rotated to point either forward or straight up, looking through the fish’s transparent dome.

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