The life and times of hadal snailfishes


The deepest-living fishes in the ocean are small, pink, and look delicate, but they are thriving in an environment named for the proverbial hell.

How are they surviving under such high pressures? What do they eat? How long do they live?  Why do snailfishes do so well in deep-sea trenches?

This new review article, published in Integrative Organismal Biology, synthesizes what we know about this amazing group of animals.

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