YeAhItSme (yeahitsme666) wrote in unusefull,

Taken from the NIWA of NZ

Fangtooth ( Anoplogaster cornuta )

This is one of the most savage looking of all the deep-sea fishes. Luckily it only gets to about the size of your hand. It is related to the orange roughy and redfish. It is a mid-water species that feeds on fish using large fangs to seize its prey. The two biggest teeth in the bottom jaw are so large that when the mouth closes, these teeth slide into sheaths in the roof of the mouth that pass either side of the fish�s brain. It occurs world-wide in open ocean. There are two forms of this fish, a rounded form and an elongate form. They are a hardy fish that have been kept alive in chilled aquaria for quite long periods.
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