Dimorphism, parasitism and sex: reproductive strategies among deepsea ceratioid anglerfishes
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For that reason, reproductive parameters of the Atlantic stock of Black Anglerfish
cannot be applied to the stock in the Mediterranean.
's bizarre bodies are also perfectly built to survive below 1,000 m (3,281 ft), the point at which sunlight ceases to penetrate the ocean depths.
Stomach content analyses of the threadfin anglerfish
Lophiodes spilurus (Lophiiformes: Lophiidae) associated with deepwater shrimp fisheries from the central Pacific of Costa Rica.
It also proposes decreases of 32% for Northern hake, 21% to 10% (depending on the zone) for Norway lobster, 36% to 20% (depending on the zone) for plaice, 38% for anglerfish
and 55% for haddock.
Near-surface captures of post-juvenile anglerfish
in the North-east Atlantic-an unsolved mystery.
For example, male deep-sea anglerfish
attach themselves to their mates, parasite-style, for life, and horned lizards squirt blood from their eyes to ward off attackers.
Within the microsporidian genus Spraguea, the parasites are confined to neuronal fiber axoplasms in the central nervous system of anglerfish
, genus Lophius.
Stocks in the North-East Atlantic, which are no longer considered over-exploited, are: anglerfish
(off Portugal and the Atlantic cost of Spain); blue whiting (all areas); common sole (Skagerrak, Kattegat, Baltic Sea, Western Channel and Celtic Sea); haddock (North Sea, Rockall, West of Scotland); herring (North Sea, Celtic Sea, Bothnian Sea); horse mackerel (Western aarea - from Cantabrian Sea to Northern North Sea); megrims (off Portugal and the Atlantic coast of Spain); Norway lobster (Skagerrak, Kattegat, North Sea of Fladen Ground, West of Scotland, Celtic Sea and Irish Sea); plaice (North Sea); cod (Eastern Baltic Sea) and spurdog (North-East Atlantic).
Reproductive cycle, fecundity, and seasonal distributions of the anglerfish
Lophius litulon in the East China and Yellow seas.