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'Brainless and faceless' fish found off Scottish coast

"Faceless and brainless" fishOther

"Faceless and brainless" fish have been found off the coast of Scotland in a government backed survey.

The rarely-seen species are though to have been among the first animals to have evolved a backbone.

The nerve cord that runs down the fish's back, means it does not have a clearly defined face or brain.

World Wildlife Fund Scotland said the results highlighted the need to protect the coastal areas better.