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Cool Facts about Viper Fish

Size: 15-25 cm (Certain specimens may reach the length of 2 metres)
Weight: 23 grams
Lifespan: Up to 8 years
Habitat: Deep waters of the sea (457.2-2743.2m)
Diet: Carnivorous
Predators: Dragonfish, certain species of sharks and dolphins

  • It has a large mouth and sharp fang-like teeth
  • A long dorsal spine tipped with a photophore (light producing organ)
  • The first vertebra, right behind its head acts as a shock absorber
  • They have a hinged skull
  • A large stomach that can expand to twice its size
  • Some species can be transparent
  • They vary in colour between green, silver and black
  • One of the fiercest predators in the deep sea

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7 thoughts on “Cool Facts about Viper Fish

  1. these animal is cool

  2. it is creepy

  3. It helped me on a spotlight species report and I got good news…….

  4. Ya, it helped me with what I was doing but I agree with Austin you really should put more facts and more pictures

  5. I think that this is very intresting, but you need more facts.

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