Scaleless dragonfish

The Scaleless dragonfish lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 25 - 2000 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

firá›skeggur in Icelandic (Íslenska)
scaleless black dragonfish in English
Scaleless dragonfish in English
Þráðskeggur in Icelandic (Íslenska)
巴氏黑巨口魚 in Mandarin Chinese
巴氏黑巨口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
蓝吻黑巨口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
藍吻黑巨口魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Stomiiformes
Family : Stomiidae
Genus : Melanostomias
Species : Melanostomias bartonbeani
Authority : Parr, 1927