Information found in Claire Nouvian’s book, The Deep
Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s go on a journey to the mysterious world below.
- O_O! Anoplogaster cornuta (Fangtooth) Size: 15 cm Depths found: 600-5000 m
This is one of the scariest creatures of the deep ocean. The appearance alone is enough to give you nightmares. These fish are powerful predators, and are outfitted with extremely sensitive sensory canals. Like a shark, the Fangtooth can detect even the tiniest motion in the deep waters. The monster’s jaws are so large, that the fish cannot close them. Although food is scarce in the deep, the Fangtooth has no trouble finding its next meal.
- Satyrichtys sp. (Armored Sea Robin) Size: 40 cm Depth 50-1000m
This strange animal lives on the bottom of the ocean, and has a flattened body. Its name comes from the bird-like sound it emits when on land. The two prongs on both sides of its body find prey that is buried in the sand. I believe that it looks like a cross between a manta ray and an eel. I would love to hear what you guys think of this creature in the comments’ section below.