Hadal snailfish

Hadal snailfish or Pseudoliparis swirei is a species of snailfish found in the hadal depths of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean. It recently became the first animal from the extreme depths of the ocean to have its genome sequenced. This helps in the better understanding of its adaptation capabilities in the hadal zones. This animal was able to survive in such extreme conditions because its cartilage skeleton and cellular membranes that functions uninterrupted under high pressures.


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