Southern Daggertooth, Anotopterus vorax (Regan 1913)

Other Names: South Ocean Daggertooth

A South Ocean Daggertooth, Anoptopterus vorax, (50 cm in length) taken in a midwater trawl in the Ross Sea (at 71 deg S). Source: Richard O’Driscoll / NOAA. License: Public Domain

A very long, slender voracious predator with bizarre forward-curved teeth in roof of the mouth that help to immobilise its prey. Body iridescent bronze colour with a bright blue eye. 

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Anotopterus vorax in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jun 2024,

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