Monday, April 26, 2010

April 26, 2010 : Fangtooth Fish

Fangtooth Fish

While understandably named for their disproportionately large, fang-like teeth and unapproachable visage, fangtooths are actually quite small and harmless to humans: the larger of the two species, the common fangtooth, reaches a maximum length of just 16 centimetres (6 inches); the shortthorn fangtooth is about half this size.

The head is large with a huge jaw and appears haggard, riddled with mucus cavities delineated by serrated edges and covered by a thin skin.

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