viperfish

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vi·per·fish

 (vī′pər-fĭsh′)
n. pl. viperfish or vi·per·fish·es
Any of several predatory deep-sea fishes of the genus Chauliodus, having a slender body and a large head with fanglike teeth.

viperfish

(ˈvaɪpərˌfɪʃ)
n
(Animals) a predatory deep-sea fish of the family Chauliodontiae, with long, sharp, needle-shaped teeth
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Tighe believed the creature to be an Aplatophis chauliodus, which is also known as a fangtooth snake-eel or tusky eel.
Of the stomiid fishes found in British Columbia, Chauliodus macouni and Tactostoma macropus are widespread and common in the eastern North Pacific, and range along the entire British Columbia coast (Clemens and Wilby 1949, 1961; Taylor 1967; Fitch and Lavenburg 1968; Hart 1973; Mecklenburg and others 2002; Love and others 2005).
atrum Dusky Lanternfish Paralepididae Arctozenus risso White Barracudina Paralepididae Unidentified paralepidid Paralichthyidae Paralichthys oblongus Fourspot Flounder Phycidae Phycis chesteri Longfin Hake Phycidae Urophycis chuss Red Hake Phycidae Urophycis tenuis White Hake Scorpaenidae Helicolenus dactylopterus Blackbelly Rosefish Serrivomeridae Serriuaaner beanii Stout Sawpalate Sternoptychidae Polyipnus clarus Slope Hatchetfish Stomiidae Chauliodus cf.
New Mexico, April 24 (BNA) -- A new dinosaur named "Evil Spirit Buck-Toothed Reptile" bad-toothed reptile demon spirit or the scientific name Daemonosaurus chauliodus found in New Mexico.
Occurrence Species Common name (n = 78) Clupeidae Sardinops sagax Pacific sardine 4 Engraulidae Engraulis mordax Northern anchovy 52 23 Bathylagidae Blacksmelts 18 Chauliodontidae Chauliodus macouni Pacific viperfish 2 Gadidae Microgadus proximus Pacific tomcod 13 Lampridae Lampris guttatus Opah 1 Gasterosteidae Stickleback 1 Scorpaenidae Sebastes spp.
rockfishes), Stenobrachius leucopsarus (northern lampfish), Tarletonbeania crenularis (blue lanternfish), and Lyopsetta exilis (slender sole), and the dominant egg taxa were Sardinops sagax (Pacific sardine), Icichthys lockingtoni (medusafish), and Chauliodus macouni (Pacific viperfish).