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Albino ratfish captured

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The albino white-spotted ratfish caught this summer during a marine survey in Washington's Puget Sound is the first albino fish ever spotted by local scientists.

Ratfish, bottom-dwelling relatives of skates and stingrays, are usually brown with white spots that act as camouflage.

The fish owe their name to their exceptionally long tails and rodentlike teeth that crush up clams and other prey lurking in the mud.

The foot-long (30-centimeter-long) pearly white female seen here had pale green eyes and was estimated to be about two or three years old—just an adolescent.

But the rare creature's luck ran out—it died shortly after capture.

It now sparkles as the only albino specimen in the university's collection of 7.2 million fish

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Sweet !

has anyone seen the albino turtle?

It looks so funny lol .

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I wonder if he is descriminated agaisnt by the other catfish!? lol

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WOW. That's beautiful!!!! ANything to do with the sea or water I LOVE! Thanks great thread :) and that is just gorgeous! :) Jody

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He,s deffinitly a goofy looking little guy! To bad he died after capture.

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Very pretty! :D

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