National Geographic : 1934 Dec
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © National Geographic Society Painting by Else Bostelmann. Une-sixth Natural size RARE CORPSE-HUED FISH GLIDE BY LIKE WRAITHS At a depth of 1,500 feet and again at 2,500 feet this ghostly-looking creature, fully two feet long, was observed as it swam across the swath of light from the Bathysphere. Until a specimen can be captured in the nets, it has been decided to put it in the family Cetomimidae. Nonscientific folk may call it the Pallid Sailfin. Especially conspicuous were its enormous vertical fins and very small tail fin. Its eye is small, and the mouth appears to be toothless.