The Abyss: Ogrefish

Written by Jonathan Wojcik

   Anoplogastridae are often called ogrefish or fangtooths, well-deserved nicknames for these snaggletoothed monsters. Though only six inches in length, they may be the fiercest little scrappers in the deep, with the largest proportionate teeth of any known fish and resilient enough bodies to have lived for months in captivity, far away from the pressurized conditions of the abyss. The lower front teeth can grow so long that they must slide into special sockets on either side of the brain for a fangtooth to close its mouth.