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Atlantic fangjaw
Image ID: 29671
Common Name: Atlantic fangjaw
Scientific Name: Gonostoma atlanticum
Location: Mid-Atlantic Ocean
Description: Mid-Atlantic Ocean A member of the bristelmouth family of fishes, the Atlantic fangjaw is equiped with several rows of bioluminescent light organs along its underside which are believed to disguise the fish's silhouette from predators lurking below.Bristlemouths are collectively the most abundant fishes, as they occur in prolific numbers over vast regions of the world's ocean.
Keywords: Gonostoma atlanticum, Atlantic fangjaw, Gonostomatidae, bristlemouth, Actinopterygii, Stomiiformes, bathypelagic, Atlantic Ocean, bioluminescence, photophores, light organs, , deep, sea, abyss, ocean, deepsea, deep-sea, deepwater, oceanic, pelagic, deep-sea, deep-ocean, mesopelagic, abyssal, marine, sea, underwater, predator, prey
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