The ghoulish grimace of the viperfishOctober 31, 2019
I thrive in the shadows—a creature of the ocean twilight zone. With glowing photophores, I produce my own light in the darkness, using them as bioluminescent treats to trick unwitting prey. Once I’ve lured them in, my jaws unhinge. With a gaping maw of needle-like teeth so long I cannot fully close my mouth, I impale my victims—some of them nearly as big as I am. My name is Chauliodus sloani, the viper fish.