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Phronima Alien

A side-view of a translucent phronima with a large red eye.
K.J. Osborn

This is another view of Phronima from the side. The eyes take up most of the head, with one pair looking to the side (the red spot) and one pair facing upwards. Phronima live anywhere from 200-1100 meters deep and migrate towards the surface at night. Rumor has it that these strange looking creatures were the basis for the monster in Alien; fortunately in real life they are only up to 4 cm long!