Deep-Sea Dragonfish

An illustration of a deep-sea dragonfish.
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections

The deep-sea dragonfish (Stomiidae), also called the barbeled dragonfish, uses it's fang-like teeth to grab prey in its deep-sea environment. Like other deep-sea organisms, dragonfish have bioluminescent photophores and other adaptations that allow them to make do at extreme depths. See a photo of a dragonfish jaw up-close, and see more photos of spectacular deep-sea animals.