Deep Sea Gaper
This bizarre fish is called a gaper (Chaunax suttkusi). Known also as a toadfish or sea toad, it is a sedentary species of anglerfish that is native to deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean. This species is found on the outer continental shelf and upper continental slope at depths of up to 2,400 feet (730 meters). It has a rounded, slightly compressed body and a very large head. The mouth is large, with a protruding lower jaw and teeth arranged in bands. Like most deep sea fish, it is a scavenger.