Ugly, but in a prey-catching contest held in the deep dark ocean, Viperfish could emerge victorious.
With a face only a mother can love and a mouth full of needle-like teeth so long that it cannot close its mouth, the Viperfish isn’t likely to win any underwater beauty pageants. However, in a prey-catching contest held in the deep dark ocean, Viperfish could emerge victorious. With glowing photophores, it produces its own light in the darkness, luring in unwitting prey with its bioluminescence. The Viperfish flashes its natural light on and off, moving its dorsal spine around like a living fishing rod while keeping the rest of its body still in the water. Once in close range, it charges towards its victims and impales them with its deadly fangs. In short, the Viperfish is effectively a sentient booby trap.