Sunday, 4 November 2018

A Blue Dragon Fish Doesn’t Look Like a Fish

Image courtesy of Sylke Rohrlach, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Joel Kontinen

The deep sea is full of wonders. (See examples here and here.)

It looks like an eel,(which is a living fossil), but it isn’t. The blue dragon fish is small, weighing circa 2–50 cm (0.8 –20 inches).

They don’t like the surf; they usually are found at a dept of 1,500 metres in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans. they visualise their prey with the help of glowing barbels.

A Barbel ”is a slender, whiskerlike sensory organ near the mouth.” It known to migrate vertically whilst capturing its prey.

Everything the Lord made beautiful.


Dragon Fish Facts no date Dragon Fish Diet & Habitat.