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Gulf of Mexico Photographs

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This is a species of fish in the family Stomiedae. This individual was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
This anglerfish, Melanocetus sp., is a voracious mesopelagic predator. The long pole attached to the fish’s head has a bioluminescent lure attached to the end of it, used to attract prey. In this species, there is also a bioluminescent patch behind each eye. This individual was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
This anglerfish, Melanocetus sp., is a voracious mesopelagic predator. The long pole attached to the fish's head has a bioluminescent lure attached to the end of it, used to attract prey. In this species, there is also a bioluminescent patch behind each eye. This individual was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
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This anglerfish, Melanocetus sp., is a voracious mesopelagic predator. The long pole attached to the fish's head has a bioluminescent lure attached to the end of it, used to attract prey. In this species, there is also a bioluminescent patch behind each eye. This individual was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
This anglerfish, Melanocetus sp., is a voracious mesopelagic predator. The long pole attached to the fish's head has a bioluminescent lure attached to the end of it, used to attract prey. In this species, there is also a bioluminescent patch behind each eye. This individual was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
Aristostomias cf xerostoma, a loosejaw with numerous bioluminescent photophores, was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
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Aristostomias cf xerostoma, a loosejaw with numerous bioluminescent photophores, was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
Aristostomias cf xerostoma, a loosejaw with numerous bioluminescent photophores, was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
This fish is a member of the family Chiasmodontidae. The family of fish is referred to as the "great swallowers" owing to their ability to consume fishes nearly as large or even larger than themselves. This individual was collected between 1000 and 1500 meters depth.
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