Dragonfish

Dragon Fish

As one of the most well known inhabitants of the deep sea, dragonfish became easily recognizable with it's protruded jaw and giant, fang-like teeth.

It can be found as deep as 5.000 ft (1.500 m) and despite the dreaded look, is not much of a threat to humans.

With a size of mere 6 inches (15 cm), it can hardly harm larger animals, but nevertheless, fangtooth is a fierce hunter. It has to be in order to survive, as the environment it inhabits is harsh to say the least, with little or no food.

Dragonfish

Dragonfish facts

Scientifically known as Grammatostomias flagellibarba, dragonfish is most commonly located in the North and Western Atlantic Ocean and int the Gulf of Mexico.

Alongside those huge teeth, it's most distinctive feature is the light-producing photophore known as a barble. The dragonfish uses it to attract it's prey. Once it gets close enough, the fangs do their part as they snap the unsuspecting creature, killing it instantly.

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As with other deep sea inhabitants, such as the anglerfish or a fangtooth, many things are yet to be discovered about the dragonfish. It's sci-fi horror appearance has captivated the attention of the scientific world for some time now, so it's just a matter of time until more data is acquired.

Deep Sea Dragonfish

Dragonfish

     
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