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This rarely seen fish was caught this week off a pier in Pensacola and is now on its way down to researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

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Tampa, Florida -- An extremely rare fish was caught off Pensacola pier.

This rarely seen fish was caught this week off a pier in Pensacola and is now on its way down to researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Once this specimen arrives at FWRI, researchers will confirm the ID of the species, and take a tissue sample for DNA analysis. According to the FWRI this is "a very rare fish, almost unknown from inshore waters."

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