Image: Sloane's Viperfish, Chauliodus sloani
A Sloane's Viperfish from the Australian Museum Fish Collection (AMS I.19738-041).
- Carl Bento
- © Australian Museum
The sides of the body are covered with hexagonal pigmented areas, each with one or more small photophores (light-producing organs). The photophores are visible in the image as white spots above and below the pectoral fin. Another circular photophore is visible under the eye.