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  • n. Any of several long, slender fishes, of the family Stomiatidae, that have a luminous barbel that is used to attract prey.

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Examples

  • Well, Australia has the dragonfish, a banana-sized creature with a mouth full of sharp teeth – some even on its tongue.

    Census Of Marine Life: Gulf Of Mexico Is 5th Most Diverse Area

  • Scientists may have discovered a way to give humans enhanced night vision using eye-drops full of chlorophyll - the substance that makes plants green.n the 1990s, marine biologist Ron Douglas of City University London discovered that, unlike other deep-sea fish, the dragonfish Malacosteus niger can perceive red light.

    Night Vision Eyedrops?

  • As with all dragonfish, which live at depths ranging from about 600 to 3,000 feet, the new species has menacing teeth, and a mouth that can jut out to engulf prey as wide as it is.

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  • But other predators, like deep-sea dragonfish, patrol using biological searchlights that reflect off of clear flesh, like a flashlight pointed at a window.

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  • Check out this dragonfish, which even has teeth on its tongue.

    WFTV.com - Local News

  • Well, Australia has the dragonfish, a banana-sized creature with a mouth full of sharp teeth - some even on its tongue.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • This undated handout photo provided by the Census for Marine Life shows a dragonfish that even has teeth on its tongue.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • "They either try to eat each other or fight each other to the death," explains one of Yap's employees, who pairs each dragonfish with a stingray, which hovers over the tank's bottom and stays out of his aggressive neighbor's way.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Anyone wondering how Southeast Asia will cope as it embraces a sweeping new free-trade agreement with China, creating one of the world's biggest free-trade zones, may learn from the behavior of the shimmering dragonfish that Kenny Yap breeds on his jungle-fringed farm in northern Singapore.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • A fully grown dragonfish, which Yap says aspiring Chinese businessmen gravitate to, can fetch up to $20,000 - each.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

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