Fangtooths are beryciform fish of the family Anoplogastridae. The fish live in the deep sea. Fangtooths are actually quite small and harmless to humans. There are two species: Common Fangtooth and Shortthorn Fangtooth. Common Fangtooth reaches maximum length just 18 cm and the Shortthorn Fangtooth is less than half this size.
Fish has a small head with a large jaw. The eyes are relatively small, set high on the head. The entire head is a dark brown to black. The fangtooth has the largest teeth of any fish in the ocean proportionate to body size and are so large, they can never close their mouths.