Author: Bean, 1890
General: Distinguished by a long, filamentous first dorsal fin ray and large teeth. Color is dark brown or black with silvery, scale-like appearance. A row of photophores lines the belly.
Size: To 29.3 cm total length.
Reproduction: Oviparous with planktonic eggs and larvae.
Ocean range (global): North Pacific Ocean.
Habitat description: Mesopelagic and bathypelagic.
Color: Black body with silvery, scale-like appearance.
Diet: Small crustaceans, chaetognaths, and small fishes.
Key visual features: Exceptionally shiny.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Froese, R. and D. Pauly, ed. (2019) "Chauliodus macouni, Pacific viperfish." FishBase. Accessed 10/28/20. https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Chauliodus-macouni.html.
Page, L.M., H. Espinosa-Pérez, L.T. Findley, C.R. Gilbert, R.N. Lea, N.E. Mandrak, R.L. Mayden, and J.S. Nelson (2013). Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD. 243 pp.
Citation: Chauliodus macouni (Bean, 1890) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Chauliodus%20macouni. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-05-09.