viperfish


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Related to viperfish: Gulper eel, Vampire Squid

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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Nessie hunters have flocked to the site ever since and even used a yellow submarine made out of fibre glass dubbed The Viperfish to hunt for the elusive beast in 1969.
Lanternfish, hatchetfish, viperfish, and dragonfish are just some of the others.
One fang-toothed monster, the Sloane's viperfish (Chauliodus sloani), could fit inside your hand.
From the straight-out-of-a-Stephen King-book goblin shark to giant isopod, angler fish, viperfish and ghost sharks, deep sea creatures are all kinds of bizarre.
Fishes dominated the diet of these whales; in total, we recovered 9451 otoliths of fishes and jaws of 18 Sloan's Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani).
The viperfish and unstinting denunciation of the indigenous, over-exploitative and viruliferous kings, quislings of the colonialists who exploit the situation to aggrandize themselves continue in this novel as well.
From lionfish to devil rays and tiger sharks, POP-UP SEA CREATURES (0810958775, $14.95) provides an excellent survey of deep sea animals from giant squid to viperfish and sharks.
Dan, from Connecticut, said: "In 1969, my submarine Viperfish made 50 to 60 dives but didn't come up with anything other than a few unusual sonar readings.
Some of them are intended as comic characters: a bottom-scrounging, rude nurse shark; a displaced, hard-of-hearing fringed sole looking for the Arabian Sea; and a catfish of renowned wisdom who advises that they pray to the humans' deity, "Bob." Others--like the brash marlin, Jotaro, and a viperfish, whom Old Fish must fight--are intended for drama.
Exercising discretion, Dunham called his boat Viperfish and never identified the K-219, the Soviet Golf II that went down in 1968 with ballistic missiles aboard and became the target of a celebrated CIA salvage operation, code-named JENNIFER.
The system consists of two ultralow-light video cameras (Monochrome Navigator, Remote Ocean Systems, San Diego, CA), the video capture electronics and system controller (Viperfish Deep, Deep Development Corporation, Sumas, WA), a temperature and pressure recorder (SBE 39TP, Seabird Electronics Inc., Bellvue, WA), a custom-built battery pack and relay used to trigger a delayed bait release-system (BWR, Sexton Photographics LLC, Salem, OR), and syntactic foam blocks for positive buoyancy (Flotation Technologies, Biddeford, ME).