Story: Deep-sea creatures



Bristlemouths (Sigmops species), named for their bristle-like teeth, are some of the most common fish of the bathypelagic zone. At a depth of 1,000–4,000 metres food is limited, and their small size – 10 centimetres or less – means they can get by on little food.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Deep-sea creatures - The bathypelagic zone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 12 Jun 2006