Trophic Ecology of the Deep-Sea Fish Malacosteus niger (Pisces: Stomiidae): An Enigmatic Feeding Ecology to Facilitate a Unique Visual System?

@inproceedings{Sutton2005TrophicEO,
  title={Trophic Ecology of the Deep-Sea Fish Malacosteus niger (Pisces: Stomiidae): An Enigmatic Feeding Ecology to Facilitate a Unique Visual System?},
  author={T. Sutton},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract The deep-sea fish Malacosteus niger belongs to a family of fishes, the dragonfishes (Order: Stomiiformes, Family: Stomiidae), that are among the top predators of the open ocean mesopelagic zone. Malacosteus typifies the morphological adaptation of this group for the taking of relatively large prey. These adaptations include huge fangs, an enormous gape, and the loss of gill rakers. Despite these adaptations, examination of specimens of this species from different ocean basins shows… Expand
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