Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10, 2010 : Black Swallower

Black Swallower

The black swallower, Chiasmodon niger, is a species of deep sea fish in the family Chiasmodontidae, notable for its ability to swallow fish larger than itself (for which it is sometimes named the "great swallower"). It has a worldwide distribution in tropical and subtropical waters, in the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones at a depth of 700-2,745 meters (2,300-9,000 ft).

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