Viper fish


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(Zool.) a small, slender, phosphorescent deep-sea fish (Chauliodus Sloanii). It has long ventral and dorsal fins, a large mouth, and very long, sharp teeth.

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Caption: PAGES 76-77: A) ELSE BOSTELMANN, Bathysphaera intacta Circling the Bathysphere, Bermuda, 1934, Watercolor on paper; B) HELEN DAMROSCH TEE-VAN, Long-spined Giant Squid, Bermuda, 1929, Watercolor on paper; C) ELSE BOSTELMANN, Saber-toothed Viper fish (Chauliodus sloanei) Chasing Ocean Sun fish (Mola mola) Larva, Bermuda, 1934, Watercolor on paper; D) GEORGE SWANSON, Fly Eyes, Carlpito, Venezuela, 1942, Watercolor on paper; E) ISABEL COOPER, Green Parrot Fish, Noma Expedition, 1923, Watercolor on paper; F) HELEN DAMROSCH TEE-VAN, Untitled (Blue Striped Grunt [Haemulon sciurus] and Polychaete Worm), Bermuda, 1933, Watercolor on paper.
Organized alphabetically, the animals range from the babirusas to the frilled lizard, komondor dog, mata mata turtle and viper fish.
In the depths of the sea, strange creatures like gulper eels, needle-toothed fish, hatchet fish, viper fish, sleeper shark and the Pacific hag fish would do well to avoid a mirror.