Fangtooths – The Fish With The Largest Teeth
Fangtooths are beryciform fish of the family Anoplogastridae. The fish live in the deep sea. Fangtooths are actually quite small and harmless to humans. There are two species: Common Fangtooth and Shortthorn Fangtooth. Common Fangtooth reaches maximum length just 18 cm and the Shortthorn Fangtooth is less than half this size.
Fish has a small head with a large jaw. The eyes are relatively small, set high on the head. The entire head is a dark brown to black. The fangtooth has the largest teeth of any fish in the ocean proportionate to body size and are so large, they can never close their mouths.