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A dragonfish (Astronesthes gemmifer) with a barbel (glowing lure at the tip) trawled from the Gulf of Mexico.
Composite Image: Black Seadevil (Melanocetus sp) developmental stages
Telescopefish (Gigantura chuni) from the Gulf of Mexico between 1,500 and 1,200m depth.
Composite image: the Netdevil (Linophryne sp.) development - larval individual (left) and adult (right)
Günther’s Boafish (Stomias affinis) trawled from between the surface and 650 meters depth in the Gulf of Mexico.
Deep water shrimp (Oplophorus gracilirostris) as it secretes a cloud of bioluminescent fluid as a defensive mechanism