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Zoarcid
5 Zoarcid

The Zoarcid fish, or eelpout, live among the tubeworms and mussels near sea vents. Despite being slow moving, they are the top predators of this ecosystem, feasting on everything from crabs to tubeworms.

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1. Hydrothermal Vent 2. Vent Formation 3. Human Occupied Submersible 4. Anemone 5. Zoarcid Fish 6. Tubeworms 7. Crabs 8. Clams & Mussels 9. Pompeii Worm
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Credit: Nicolle Rager, National Science Foundation