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Pacific Viperfish (unknown)
« on: August 13, 2014, 06:38:01 PM »

The Pacific viperfish, Chauliodus macouni, is a predatory fish that lives in the abyssal depths of the deep sea. In daytime it can be found from 200–5000 m below the ocean surface. At night it swims up into shallower depths of less than 200m where food is more plentiful. Pacific viperfish will mostly eat crustaceans and small fish. They typically reach lengths of up to 1 foot and are considered an example of deep-sea gigantism. It is believed that its first dorsal fin's photophores are used to attract prey.

One of a couple scores from a recent fleamarket was this little beauty. It has nothing written on it and so I've been unable to even start trying to identify its branding. The colour scheme is a bit odd (and I plan on repainting it), but the mold is very nice and it didn't take much research to recognize the individual species.

scale is approximately 1:6
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 12:35:53 PM by stargatedalek »


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Re: Pacific Viperfish? (unknown)
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 04:53:34 PM »
Nice fish  :)


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Re: Pacific Viperfish (unknown)
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 08:43:51 PM »
Details are really nice. Beautiful replica  ^-^.
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