Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi

Image credit: NOAA

Hoplostethus crassispinus – in the same genus as, and related to the Orange Roughy. Unlike the Orange Roughy, this fish lives a somewhat solitary existence, whereas the Orange Roughy schools – which has contributed to the species’ being overfished in some places. There is a general sense that these fish have a level of curiosity because they often retreat into holes when imaged, but then turn around to investigate the investigator.

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