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

Summary:
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. 

Cite this page as:
Anotopterus vorax in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4319

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