We’ve all seen photos and illustrations of the prodigious maws of deep sea fish bearing their intimidating chompers but seeing all this dentition in moving images is something else. This recent video from Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows a variety of deep sea fish bearing their toothy weapons. With teeth like those it is no wonder that these fish go by names like loosejaw, fangtooth, dragonfish and viperfish – sure takes the vicious out of other predatory fish like oscars and groupers.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.