Viperfish

Viperfish

[vahy-per-fish]

A viperfish is a deepwater fish in the genus Chauliodus, with long, needle-like teeth and hinged lower jaws. They grow to lengths of 30 to 60 cm (12 - 24 inches).

The name viperfish is also sometimes applied to the lesser weever.

Species

There are 27 species:

Miscellaneous

The cover of Mr. Bungle's 1995 album Disco Volante features a dried viperfish around a person's eye.

References

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