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"I caught a barreleye! Like eyeing fish in a barrel!" -New Horizons
「デメニギスを 釣り上げた！頭の中が 丸見えだー！」 —New Horizons
Donation to the museum
Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers will say:
"The barreleye is a deep-sea fish with protuberant eyes and a clear head, so some of its organs are... visible. At first blush, a transparent head seems absurd, but there is a reason: so it can see things directly above! But I must confess--the more I learn about deep-sea fish, the happier I am to live on dry land, wot."
- Main article: Macropinna microstoma on Wikipedia
The barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) is a deep-sea fish found in tropical-to-temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. It has been known to science since 1939, but was never photographed until 2004. It is characterized by its seemingly-transparent head (caused by cartilage), with its green namesake eyes embedded within. These eyes are normally situated upwards, allowing the fish to spot potential predators and prey, but they can also be turned forwards.
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