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Creepy Fish Found Near Newfoundland Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

03/08/2016 11:24 EST | Updated 03/14/2016 12:59 EDT

A sea creature found off the coast of Newfoundland had a group of fishermen drop everything to take a look.

Scott Tanner, from Nova Scotia, was part of a crew dragging nets for fish when they pulled in a particularily strange-looking one, according to CBC News. It had bright neon green eyes, ribbed fins that look like wings, and a long, pointy nose.


UK tabloid Daily Star called it a "winged fish with evil eyes."

Tanner told CBC News he looked up the fish when he went home, and believes it's a longnose chimaera, a deepwater species.

Dalhousie University professor Jeffrey Hutchings says it does look like a longnose chimaera, or a knifenose chimaera, which is uncommon since they're usually only found several hundred metres below the surface.

Tanner's fish isn't the only unusual aquatic creature to make recent headlines.

In January, wildlife enthusiasts in New Zealand found a fish with "legs," believed to be a type of frogfish.

Fish with 'legs', sent in for ID by Claudia Howse, Glenys Howse and James Beuvink.This weird creature is likely to be...

Posted by Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on Sunday, January 10, 2016

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