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Weird and Wonderful: The fangtooth fish has a face only a mother could love

Weird and Wonderful: The fangtooth fish has a face only a mother could love


The fangtooth has long, sharp teeth and a face only a mother could love. Though fierce-looking, fangtooth gets no
bigger than the average adult human hand. Scientific name: Anoplogaster cornuta
Maximum length: 18 centimeters (7 inches) They are found in the deep sea worldwide.
Depth Range: 500 meters (1650 feet) to
2100 meters (7000 feet) Dark skin and scales provide camouflage
in the dim ocean depths, helping them catch prey
and avoid predators. The prominent lateral line senses water
movement and makes up for poor eyesight. The fangtooth has been spotted
just eight times in the past 30 years
of MBARI expeditions. MBARI

8 comments on “Weird and Wonderful: The fangtooth fish has a face only a mother could love

  1. I stay subscribed to this channel in order to one day get to see a real megalodon or some shit, but for today this creepy looking mf will do the trick aswell, amazing footage!

  2. ROV Doc Ricketts: Hiya, fangtooth. Come check out my new slurp sled!

    Fangtooth: Oh, really? New sled? Cool, lemme co… NOPE! Not today, buddy!

    Fangtooth leaves the conversation, betrayed…

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