The Loosejaw lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 1138 - 3100 m environment.

The stoplight loosejaws are small, deep-sea dragonfishes of the genus Malacosteus, classified either within the subfamily Malacosteinae of the family Stomiidae, or in the separate family Malacosteidae. More

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The Stoplight Loosejaw is an elongate, compressed fish. Its jaws are much longer than the skull. There is a comma-shaped photophore under the eye and a circular photophore behind the eye. In life, these photophores are red and green respectively. More

The stoplight loosejaw has apparently abandoned the vertical migration and feast-or-famine strategy of its family by maintaining itself on copepods and the rare large food item at one depth. More

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stoplight loosejaw is almost infrared, and is only barely visible to the human eye. It is completely invisible to the loosejaw's dinner. The loosejaw can see it just fine. It is probably particularly useful for hunting red-colored shrimp. More

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The stoplight loosejaw, however, can see red light. It also has two red "head lamps" that light up red animals such as deepwater shrimp. Since its victims cannot see red light, they don't know they've been exposed until it is too late. More

The Stoplight Loosejaw (Malacosteus niger) has an enormous lower jaw that can be extended far in front of the fish. The long, inward pointing teeth on the jaw act as hooks to grab a prey object while the jaw retracts quickly drawing the prey into the mouth. More

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Common names

deepsea loosejaw in English
Hôki-boshi-eso in Japanese (日本語)
Huiskukitakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Loosejaw in English
Mandibulón negro in Spanish (español)
格氏光巨口魚 in Mandarin Chinese
格氏光巨口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
超巨口魚 in Mandarin Chinese
超巨口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Stomiiformes
Family : Stomiidae
Genus : Photostomias
Species : Photostomias guernei
Authority : Collett, 1889