Angler Fish

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Angler Fish


The male, which is significantly smaller than the female and travels far and wide for a female and when the male encounters a female he then latches onto her by biting her. Over time, the male physically fuses with the female, with the female, connenting to her skin and bloodstream and he then looses his internal organs. The female will be able to carry up to six more male angler fish.

The angler fish are members of the Lophiiforms. They are bony fishs named for their predation. There are more than 200 species of angler fish, most of which live in the murkey depths of the Atlantic and the Antarctic oceans, up to a mile below the surfance, although some live in shallow, tropical environments.

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Angler fish are generally dark gray to dark brown in color, they have huge heads and enormous cresent-shaped mouths filled with sharp teeth. Some angler fish can be quite large, reaching 3.3 feet(1 meter) in length. Most however are smaller, often less than a foot.



Their most distinctive feature, that is worn by female angler fish, is a piece of dorsal spine that stands above their mouths like a "fishing pole," this light comes from a special type of bacteria called Bioluminescence it lives inside the angler fish body it is a lure that brings prey close enough to be snatched. Their mouths are so big that they that they can actually swallow prey up to twice their own size.

Extreme Life:The angler fish is a master of disquise.They can swallow prey up to twice their own size.In their reproduction the male connectes to the female and then defuses himself. The female may carry 6 more angler fish. The andler fish has a lighted lure on their head to attract prey they get this light from a bacteria called Biolumincence.

Adaptation:The angler fish lives a mile below the surface.They have a lighted lure on top of thier head to attract prey.They have very good camouflage to hide from predators like sharks.

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