Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small deep-sea fish of the family Chauliodontidae, having fanglike teeth, a long first ray of the dorsal fin, and photophores along the sides.

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  • n. A deepwater fish of the genus Chauliodus, a fierce predator with long, needle-like teeth and hinged lower jaws, found mainly in tropical and temperate waters.

Etymologies

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viper +‎ fish

Examples

  • To notice that this is the color green on a pheasant's head; or, this is what a viperfish a viperfish! looks like when my nose is an inch away from its teeth.

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  • My 3 yo son is crazy about deep sea fishes like fangtooth, gulper eel, viperfish etc.

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  • But then Beebe sees this big ripping viperfish, and people start thinking hey, maybe we only caught little ones because all the big ones could outswim the trawls.

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  • "Now, viperfish, they're not supposed to get any bigger than the one you just saw," Jarvis remarks.

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  • The manylight viperfish -- Latin name 'Chauliodus sloani' -- earned itself the title of

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  • Scientists from the Queensland Brain Institute also got pictures of the bizarre hatchetfish and the creepy viperfish, which has a set of long, needle-like teeth and a light it uses to attract prey.

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