Sloane’s viperfish (Chauliodus sloani) has been a commonly observed species in all of our tows. Their fang-like teeth are so long that when they close their mouths, the teeth fit into grooves just above the snout and extend beyond the eyes.

Alistair Dove (149 Posts)

Dr. Alistair Dove is a systematic and ecological parasitologist by training, with broader research interests in the natural history and health of marine animals, especially whale sharks. He is currently Director of Research and Conservation at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta USA. His comments here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Georgia Aquarium

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