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Black Dragonfish – Alien of the Deep

Deep in the black depths of the ocean the Black Dragonfish lurks, looking like a creature from a horror movie. The dragonfish with its razor-sharp fangs and glowing tip is eerily reminiscent of the alien from the movie Aliens. The savage looking fish are typically found over a mile deep in the ocean at depths up to 7,000 feet. Darkness reigns this far down, however the dragonfish is uniquely adapted for these conditions. The dragonfish has photophores, light producing organs, along parts of its body and at the tip of a long headlight called a barble. The barbel tip acts like a fishing lure winking on and off to attract prey. They are also able to see their own light, rare among bioluminescent creatures, allowing them to easily navigate the inky blackness of the ocean depths. The light they produce is nearly in the infrared range, invisible to most other creatures and…