Friday, January 4, 2008

Fangtooth Fish

The Fangtooth Fish is said to be also called the "ogrefish." The head is large with a huge maw and appears haggard, riddled with mucus cavities delineated by serrated edges and covered by a thin skin. The eyes are relatively small, set high on the head; the entire body is a dark brown to black and is strongly compressed laterally, deep anteriorly and progressively more slender towards the tail. The fins are small, simple, and spineless; the scales are embedded in the skin and take the form of thin plates.

A scary specimen indeed.

Source: Wikipedia

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