(Hydrolagus colliei)

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Comments : Ratfish are the scourge of the ocean to Pacific Northwest fisherman, by they are VERY cool underwater. These fish are related to sharks and have cartilage based bodies. The do not swim using their tail fin like most fish - they use their large pectoral fins instead. Ratfish are usually not too approachable during the day, but at night they will often come right up to a bright light.
Common name : Ratfish
Scientific Name : Hydrolagus colliei
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 24 inches
Camera Used : Fuji Endeavor in Ikelite IIIe (macro), 400 ISO APS fuji film
Natural History :