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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Several deep-sea anglerfishes already are known from British Columbia, but there have been no detailed treatments of the distribution of anglerfishes in British Columbia, and several museum specimens were misidentified.
Osteology and relationships of ceratioid anglerfishes of the family Oneirodidae, with a review of the genus Oneirodes Liitken.
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