Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday Fish: Chauliodus sloani

The Viperfish, a seriously weird and scary-looking deep water species. The head is on a kind of a hinge at the back of the neck, and can swing up and forward to allow the mouth to open wider. The above is a photograph of just the head, from the Johnsen lab at Duke university, below is an illustration from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

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