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While the female black arowana has antennae on the chin and sharp fangs, the male has no antennae and fewer teeth. The length of this species can be up to 53 cm for females, but only 5 cm for males. They have small eyes and two long teeth that are used to cut other fish. The males don’t even have intestines so they never eat but just live enough to mate.
Like other luminescent deep-sea creatures, the black arowana’s body also has the ability to glow on the deep sea floor. Scientists believe that the luminous function of the tip of the black arowana’s antennae has a decoy effect. They have a diverse metamorphosis process from larva, postlarvae, juvenile, transitional juvenile to adult organism.
Black arowana larvae also have a few unusual physical features such as a transparent body but large eyes located at the tip of the stalk. In adulthood, this stalk automatically shortens and retracts into the orbit in the skull.
When this species is in the juvenile stage, the bulging eyes disappear, the intestines are sucked back into the body, the skin is dark black, with the female black arowana, growth occurs rapidly, it is really can increase four times the length.
Males don’t grow much at this stage, but their skin still darkens. This species changes its appearance “dizzy” through the adult stages, but is still extremely ugly. The black arowana has peculiar bulging amber eyes, a long, slender, almost pasta-like body. The monstrous bulging eyes of this species provide them with a wider field of vision.