Black dragon By Patrick
habitat The black dragon fish live in mesopelagic to Bathypelagic waters down 2000m.
Description • The black dragon fish are long, slender fish. • The top two images show a female with its small eyes, chin barbel, and long fang-like teeth.
Description The male is much smaller. It lacks teeth, lacks the chin barbel, has a non-functional gut and is dark brown rather than black. The species has tiny photophores scattered over its body and two rows of larger photophores along the side of the body.
Description The chin barbel of the female has a slender luminous tip. This may be used to attract prey. Larval Black Dragon fish are most unusual.
Description They are long, slender, transparent fish that have their eyes at the ends of long stalks which can be up to half the length of the body. Females grow to 40cm in length, but males reach a maximum length of only 5cm.
Food Chain It eats mostly other fish.
quiz The black dragon fish dark brown not black.
quiz The male black dragon fish is bigger than the female.
quiz The black dragon fish doesn’t have a chin barbel.