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The fangtooth, or ogrefish, has extra-long, sharp...

mbari-blog: The fangtooth, or ogrefish, has extra-long, sharp…

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The fangtooth, or ogrefish, has extra-long, sharp teeth and a face only a mother could love.

The fangtooth is found in meso- and bathy-pelagic waters worldwide. Dark skin and scales provide camouflage in these dim ocean depths, assisting them with catching prey (fish, shrimp, and squid) and avoiding hungry predators (tuna and marlin). Their prominent lateral line system detects water movement and compensates for poor eyesight and low light conditions. The fangtooth has been spotted just eight times in the past 30 years of MBARI ROV expeditions.⁠

Fangtooth? More like DANG-tooth 😱



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