Scaleless dragonfish

The Scaleless dragonfish lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 0 - 3000 m environment.

sometimes known as the scaleless dragonfish, is a ferocious predator that inhabits the deep oceans of the world. Known scientifically as Grammatostomias flagellibarba, it has extremely large teeth compared to its body size. More

The dorsal and anal fins of the scaleless dragonfish are located at the extreme posterior, and the pectoral fins are frequently absent; thus most of the body appears to be without fins. More

this scaleless dragonfish (Pachystomias microdon), shown at top, which has three different headlights under each eye. The blue headlights are thought to be used like high beams for seeing at great distances. The red headlights apparently serve as a sniper scope. More

scaleless dragonfish The common name dragonfish may refer to several unrelated groups of fishes: * Barbeled dragonfishes, small bioluminescent deep-sea stomiiform fishes of the family Stomiidae * Australian Arowana, large freshwater osteoglossiform More

Common names

Longbarb dragonfish in English
Muchi-hoshi-eso in Japanese (日本語)
Scaleless dragonfish in English
波氏鞭须巨口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
波氏鞭鬚巨口魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Stomiiformes
Family : Stomiidae
Genus : Flagellostomias
Species : Flagellostomias boureei
Authority : Zugmayer, 1913