The Scariest Monsters of the Deep Sea

We took the spook-tacular celebration to the depths of the ocean, where some of the craziest—and scariest—looking creatures lurk in the dark

Frilled Shark (Wikicommons)

The Sloane’s viperfish (Chauliodus sloani)

Sloane's Viperfish
(Smithsonian Institution / National Museum of Natural History)
At less than a foot long, the Sloane’s viperfish may seem relatively harmless, but its teeth are a force to be reckoned with. The fang-like chompers are more than half the size of the viper’s head, allowing the fish to impale prey by swimming at the victim headfirst, mouth agape.

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