Chaunax sp. This is a species of the fish family known as gapers.
These relatives of anglerfishes are commonly seen around some coral banks.
These ambush predators sit on the bottom waiting for prey to swim by.
Life on the Edge 2005 Expedition.
Image ID: expl0508, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: Offshore North Carolina Photo Date: 2005 October 18 Credit: Content provider: Dr. Steve Ross, UNC-W. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration.