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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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Gary Wharton, from Blaina, cast sweetcorn out into the recently opened John's Pool and found carp to 9lb, while a 10lb fish was Mark Williams' best when the Ebbw Vale angler fished the pool.