The Coffinfish (Chaunax endeavouri) pictured above has been floating around the internet as having been washed up on the beach by a tsunami (tidal wave). This is just a hoax going around as are most of the pictures in the email, but it is true that a bunch of fish were killed by the tsunami but most were nearshore reef fish.

The coffinfish is a bottom dwelling fish that lives in deep waters in Southwest Pacific around Austrailia and Tasmania. Coffinfish can inflate theirselves like puffer fish but also have a small lure on thier head like anglerfish.

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