Aboard the Investigator, a research vessel from the Australian Marine National Facility, John Pogonoski of the CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection can be seen showing off the recently caught deep-sea lizard fish. (See the original with his explanation below.)
The ambush predator can grow to a horrific two feet in length and has flexible teeth that help pull prey deeper into terror's gaping maw. Lurking in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans, the rarely-seen predator lives 3,000 to 8,000 feet below the surface. It's a "synchronous hermaphrodite," according to Pogonoski, "which means it has functional male and female reproductive organs."