Definition of viperfish in English:


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noun (plural same or viperfishes)

  • A small, elongated deep-sea fish that has large jaws with long protruding fangs.
    • Family Chauliodontidae: several genera and species
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    • Sloane's viperfish are not known to be sexually dimorphic since the specimens caught are rarely sexed.
    • The viperfish is thought to use its sharp teeth to impale its victims by swimming at them at high speeds.
    • The viperfish may be expected on the offshore banks as a stray at any time, for several have been taken off the continental slope abreast of southern New England in deep water.

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