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Sloanes Viperfish Chauliodus sloani
2013-01-15 15:33:05

Sloane’s viperfish is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans, at depths of 1.5 miles or more. Occasionally this fish will migrate toward the surface at night where there is a more plentiful supply of food. This species of viperfish has the largest teeth to head size which overlap the jaws when the mouth is closed, and the teeth are over half the size of the head. The length of the...

Pacific Viperfish Chauliodus Macouni
2013-01-12 08:25:39

The pacific viperfish is native to a wide area of the North Pacific Ocean, found on the ocean floor as deep as 3 miles during the day and as shallow as 650 feet at night. The range of this species is from Alaska south to the Gulf of California, and from California west to the Bering Sea, including the islands of Japan and Hawaii. This is a relatively small fish with an average adult length...

Antarctic dragonfish
2007-02-25 20:50:43

The Antarctic dragonfish are a family, Bathydraconidae, of deep-sea perciform fish. They are benthopelagic fishes found in Antarctic waters. They are not fished commercially and little is known about them.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.