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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Anglerfish and their glowing bacteria are symbiotic.
Similar lack of elicitation was found for Eyemouth, with monkfish, anglerfish and monk being most recorded, although banjo, also recorded for Peterhead, was elicited, as was keckie, given by one older and one middle-aged male.
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.
24) Bontecou's plastic fish (and the white charcoal on black paper drawings of them), too, look as close to the anglerfish that glow to attract their prey (Fig.
The scaly dragonfish and anglerfish rely on a bioluminescent lure, a fleshy appendage illuminated by millions of light-producing bacteria living inside, to "fish" for food.
A single specimen of the deep sea anglerfish Acentrophryne has been reported from the Chalk Hill area (Pietsch and Lavenberg 1980).
One popular subject of school filmstrips from years past and cable documentaries of today is a deep-sea creature called the anglerfish, whose lighted lure attracts inquisitive smaller fish, which soon become dinner.
There are a host of visual or voice gags for the underwater creatures encountered during the search, many coming too fast for this reviewer, who couldn't name all the varieties of fish in the dentist's tank and wasn't always sure whether he was observing anemones, rays, jellyfish or a previously unknown species caned the anglerfish.
According to Alastair Graham, manager of the Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) at CSIRO Marine Research in Hobart, anglerfish get their name from the `fishing rod-like' structure (illicium) that grows out from their forehead.
Rare creatures such as the magnificent blue whale and the bizarre deep-sea anglerfish have been brilliantly captured on film," he says.