Elongated Loosejaw

Elongated Loosejaw

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Credit: DANTE FENOLIO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sigmops (or Gonostoma) elongatum, the elongated loosejaw, is a predatory fish living in deep mesopelagic waters. It has photophores on its face and body that produce light, bioluminescence. This individual was captured in a trawl between 200 and 400 meters depth in the Gulf of Mexico, 2007.

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Keywords: animal, bioluminescence, bioluminescent, bristlemouth, captive, captivity, deep sea, deepsea, elongated bristlemouth, elongated loosejaw, fauna, fish, gonostoma, gonostoma elongatum, gonostomatidae, marine, mesopelagic, nature, necton, pelagos, photophores, sigmops, sigmops elongatum, stomiiformes, underwater

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