Pacific Viperfish Conclusion

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The Pacific viperfish or if you want to use its scientific name it would be Chauliodus macouni. It is a predatory fish that lives in the abyssal depths of the deep sea. It is a very ferocious creature of the deep. Humans don't have to worry about them because they can't get to us because they need to stay in the deep abyss to stay alive where the pressure is just right for them. There are 9 known species of viperfish known and the most common one is the sloanes viperfish but the one i'm gonna be talking about is the pacific viperfish but they all have pretty much the same characteristic.

living habits and appearance
The pacific viperfish can go from the depth of 5000 to 250 feet. They are estimated to live for about 30 to 40
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They also have lights on the side of their body to attract prey in the dark. They are a bioluminescent creature which mean that they have lights on their body that they can activate. They have lights on the bottom of their body that they use as a defense mechanism to get away from predators like sharks, dolphins and the dragon fish and those are their main predators and when they see the light under the Viperfish they believe it's the faint light from the top side so they just ignore them. When it's daylight they hunt at depths of 1500 meters or 5000 feet and when it starts to turn night time they go to shallow waters of about 600 meters or 2000 feet where it is more active and alive with creatures that they can feed on. The diet of a viperfish consist of shrimp, hermit crabs, anchovies, mackerel, and other small fish they can feast on. They can go days without food because of their very low basal metabolism rate. They also have a large stomach that allows them to store food when it is needed. When they see a prey they want they go straight at it and headbutt it and hopefully it would get disoriented and the first vertebra right behind its head acts as a shock absorber and take all the shock from the impact so they don't get a concussion. They have a hinged skull that can be rotated when they have a large prey impaled in their teeth.

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