malacosteus niger


The horrific visage of the Stoplight Loosejaw (Malacosteus niger).

Sutton, T. (2005) Trophic ecology of the deep-sea fish Malacosteus niger (Pisces: Stomiidae): An enigmatic feeding ecology to facilitate a unique visual system? Deep-Sea Research I 52 2065–2076.

Kenaley, C. (2012) Exploring feeding behaviour in deep-sea dragonfishes (Teleostei: Stomiidae): jaw biomechanics and functional significance of a loosejaw. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106 224–240.