Terrifying deep sea animals: Discover the black scaleless dragonfish also known as the deep sea dragonfish!
It is eerie and creepy. As if the filmmakers of Alien found their iconic monster in the deep ocean.
There are many reports of strange and weird deep sea creatures… But this one known as the deep sea dragonfish or the scaleless dragonfish is terrifying. The deep sea dragonfish lives in deep ocean waters at depths of up to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters). Although dragonfish species are found in most oceans the world, the deep sea dragonfish is limited mainly to the North and Western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
This creepy fish is a ferocious predator. The dragonfish has a large head and mouth equipped with many sharp, fang-like teeth. The Black Dragonfish (Idiacanthus atlanticus) is known for its extremely large teeth and its small body (6 inches or 15 centimeters).
As for lots of deep sea creatures, the scaleless dragonfish uses bioluminescence to attract its preys and mate. Photophores (for light signals) are placed at the end of a barbel attached to its chin and along its body.
The dragonfish can use its light-producing barbel like a fishing lure. Once an unsuspecting fish gets too close, it is snapped up in the dragonfish’s powerful jaws. This alien type of fish feeds on small fish and crustaceans.
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