Image: Sloane's Viperfish, Chauliodus sloani

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.

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Tags Ichthyology, Fishes, Sloane's Viperfish, Chauliodus sloani, Stomiidae,