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anglerfish:

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or anglerfish,
common name for a member of the order Lophiiformes, predacious fishes found worldwide; many are deep-sea dwellers. Anglers lure their prey with a long, wormlike appendage that extends forward and dangles over the mouth.
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anglerfish

[′aŋ·glər‚fish]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of several species of the order Lophiiformes characterized by remnants of a dorsal fin seen as a few rays on top of the head that are modified to bear a terminal bulb.
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The Director of the Dingle Aquarium, Mara Beo, Kevin Flannery, said: "These Angler fish were used as inspiration for the Alien film because they were just so weird looking.
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But to Mick Neagle, the 28lb 4oz angler fish on his line was a thing of beauty and a joy forever.
That's where an angler fish gets its name by raising a spiny ray from the dorsal fin and waving it around like the tip of a fishing rod.
The clownfish, blue tang, shark, sea turtle and the angler fish -many of which were featured in this year's Captain Nemo film, set on Australia's Great Barrier Reef -are now to be seen in the Mar a Beo aquarium,in Dingle, Co Kerry.