The black dragon fish is a well-known inhabitant of the deep ocean and is easily recognized by its mouth full of razor sharp teeth.
Found at depths of 5,000 feet, the black dragon fish is not known as a threat to humans or many other animals of the sea, but it is a fierce hunter with an incredible survival instinct.
The black dragon fish doesn’t get much bigger than six inches long, but it has to survive in a harsh environment with little or no prey. Found in southern subtropical and temperate oceans at such depths, this fish of the stomiidae family has evolved into one of the fiercest looking creatures in the sea, and our own nightmares and sci-fi movies.
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