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Stoplight Loosejaw by Abiogenisis Stoplight Loosejaw by Abiogenisis
[This fish is Real]

The Loosejaw is a small deep water fish which through evolution has lost the skin on the floor of its mouth. This alows the jaw to shoot out with minimal water resistance to snare prey. The red light under its eye is used to spot food, as many creatures of the deep see cannot see red light. This gives the Loosejaw its own 'sniper scope'.
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TheTropiClans Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
I've tried drawing loosejaws, the unhinging jaws are too complex, but wow look it's my favorite fish in all its epic glory, and nice job on the rattail fish!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner 1 day ago
It is hard to find any good references, since its so small and there just arent many photos!
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RavenRox5 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
The red light is also to spot it's red prey, like the red deep sea shrimp. Red light does not reach that deep in the ocean so to most predators, the shrimp is invisible. But not to this guy!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Night scope skills!
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Here again the proof, that earth's critters are far more alien, than any Sci-Fi creature from movie business.

I wonder, how extraterrestrials might look then?

Epic!

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ztlawton Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I saw "This fish is Real", I did not believe it. You make such wonderfully realistic alien designs; this has to be more of the same, right?

Then I googled it. My nightmares will never be the same again.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Luckily its only about 2 inches long!
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ztlawton Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, but that's still two inches too long for me.

On the plus side, you've captured it's nightmarishness wonderfully. *shudder*
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LadyCorvidaea Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Amazing work1
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
:D
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