London: A fish filmed by a group of researchers from Japan and Australia, at a depth of more than 8 km underwater, has been licensed by the Guinness World Records as the deepest fish in the ocean to be noticed.
Scientists primarily from the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and the University of Western Australia on August 15, 2022, filmed the unknown snailfish species of the genus Pseudoliparis at a depth of 8,336 metres, near the underside of the Izu-Ogasawara Trench off southern Japan within the western Pacific, reviews Xinhua news agency.
According to the Guinness World Records, the unprecedented depth — more than double the vertical extent of Mount Fuji — is approaching what is considered the biological bottom line for fish. Hiroshi Kitazato and co-researchers from the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology obtained their Guinness certificates on Tuesday.
According to the joint scientific expedition, the observation was made 158 metres deeper than the earlier report of 8,178 metres within the Mariana Trench, where dwelling fish had been confirmed in 2017. The Mariana snailfish was observed within the Mariana Trench on May 18, 2017.
Kitazato confused the importance of getting filmed fish at such a depth and expressed hope of finding fish even deeper in the ocean. The chief scientist conducting this area examine was UWA Professor Alan Jamieson, founding director of the Minderoo-UWA Deep-Sea Research Centre.
Professor Jamieson is arguably the world’s main authority on hadal organisms — those who reside deeper than 19,685 ft — and has made quite a few record-setting discoveries over his career. These embrace the deepest squid (20,381 ft), the deepest octopus (22,825 ft), the deepest decapod (25,272 ft) and the deepest hydrozoan (33,015 ft).