Chiasmodon Niger

Chiasmodon Niger

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Credit: DANTE FENOLIO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Chiasmodon niger, a great swallower of the family Chiasmodontidae, can eat fish as large as themselves or even larger. They have stomachs that can accommodate massive prey items. This individual was captured in a trawl between 1000 and 1500 meters depth in the Gulf of Mexico, 2007.

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Keywords: animal, bathypelagic, captive, captivity, chiasmodon, chiasmodon niger, chiasmodontidae, deep sea, deepsea, fauna, fish, great swallower, marine, mesopelagic, nature, necton, pelagos, underwater

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