anglerfish


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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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Only general localities are associated with the USNM specimens: two (the anglerfish and Caraxnx hippos, USNM 169929), are indicated as Atlantic, and 11 (one as Salvelinus alpinus, USNM 61732, and ten as Salmo salar sebago, USNM 61750, 61753, 61755, 61758, 61779-61783) have the locality given as "North America.
As a result, anglerfish have expandable jaws and a stomach that can stretch to accommodate food nearly twice their size.
A fossil ceratioid anglerfish from the late Miocene of California.
Histology of the fusion area between the parasitic male and the female in the deep-sea anglerfish Neoceratias spinifer Pappenheim, 1914 (Teleostei, Ceratioidei).
Fireflies, anglerfish, and other creatures create light by releasing the chemical luciferin, which combines with the enzyme luciferase to create light.
In some anglerfish families, males parasitically attach to the female in order to reproduce.
2008]), North Atlantic saury (Scomberesox saurus saurus [Aguera and Brophy, 2011]), and anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius [Canas et al.
7 millimeters in length--about a third of an inch--the tiny Paedophryne amauensis may also edge out the former contender for the title of smallest vertebrate, a male anglerfish that lives as a parasite on females.
Bottom trawling is among the threats to this area of red seaweed and hornwrack, home to pipefish and anglerfish.
These include restrictions on the use of bottom-set gillnets in the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel; an EU-wide 50 % reduction for spurdog catches, with a ban on targeted fishing; establishing catch limitations for some ray and skate stocks; separate cod TACs in the eastern English Channel for cod; a precautionary TAC of 200,000 tonnes for sandeel; a rollover of the 2008 quotas for anglerfish, Norway lobster, tusk, ling and blue ling; protection of juvenile blue ling.
Anglerfish make their own light, via a chemical reaction inside them called "bioluminescence.
The world's smallest fish is a deep sea anglerfish - females are less than 5cms long.