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Bizarre fish caught off Pensacola pier

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PENSACOLA, FL (WFLA) -

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are working to identify a very unusual fish.

The specimen was caught off a pier in Pensacola, and as of Friday, was on its way to the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

The fish has a long smooth tail with no fins, and looks almost prehistoric.

Researchers will confirm the ID of the species, and take a tissue sample for DNA analysis.

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