Anglerfish - Anna Turkiewicz
Humpback anglerfish [Melanocetus johnsonii]
– Living at depths of up to 4500 meters, but generally remaining above 1500 meters.
– Native to all the oceans of the world, where it can be found in tropical and many temperate regions.
– As in many anglerfishes, the female is much larger than the male.
– Head is deeper than long, split vertically by the mouth.
– Like other anglerfishes, it has an illicium, the "fishing lure
– Unlike the males of other anglerfish species, the tiny male of this species does not attach to the female permanently as a parasite.
– Can consume relatively large prey items and fill its stomach to massive capacity.
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