Scaly Dragonfish

The long barbel on the chin of this dragonfish (Stomias boa) has a glowing tip that may attract prey. With its large mouth and sharp, curved teeth, the fish makes quick work of any prey that venture too close. Scaly dragonfish live at depths of 200-1,500 meters (656-4,921 feet) and grow up to 32 centimeters (12.6 inches) long. More about deep ocean can be found in the Deep Ocean Exploration section.

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Submitted by The Ocean Portal Team on


The scaly dragonfish is found around the world in the deep sea, except the northern Pacific and northwest Atlantic--so yes, it does swim in the Pacific Ocean, just not in the northern parts.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Awesome picture!