25 Of The Rarest Deep Sea Creatures

#15 – Viperfish

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A viperfish is any type of marine fish in the Chauliodus genus. They have long, needle-like teeth and their lower jaws are hinged. An average viperfish can grow to lengths of 12 to 23.5 inches (30 to 60 centimeters).

They can be found in deeper waters during the day (250 – 5,000 feet or 80 – 1,520 meters) in the daytime and shallower waters in the evening, generally in tropical and mild waters.

It’s believed that viperfish catch their prey by luring them close with light-creating organs called photophores. These frightening deep sea animals are one of the sea’s fiercest predators, utilizing their sharp teeth to immobilize their prey.

Written by Omer Eren

Originally from Turkey, Omer has dreams of travel, but his work and social life keeps him grounded. When he’s not browsing through National Geographic and the Discovery Channel online, he’s trying new recipes he’s coming across on the Food Network. Once he finds the time, he plans to make his first trip to Rome because Italian cuisine is his favorite.