angler fish


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Synonyms for angler fish

fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey

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That's where an angler fish gets its name by raising a spiny ray from the dorsal fin and waving it around like the tip of a fishing rod.
The Director of the Dingle Aquarium, Mara Beo, Kevin Flannery, said: "These Angler fish were used as inspiration for the Alien film because they were just so weird looking.
Mr Walters said the firms effectively declared only 4% of the true catches of hake and angler fish.
Angler fish use giant lights on their heads to attract prey, and females use the lures to hook a mate.
This extraordinary deep-sea Angler Fish has an amazing tangle of sharp teeth and the familiar lure which glows to tempt prey into the waiting trap.
The Case of the Disappearing Seagull is no mystery if an angler fish is prowling near the surface.
If an angler fished 8 hours a day, 365 days a year, it would take 5,780 years--or 1.03 billion casts at one cast per minute.
A 3lb brown trout and nine rainbows came Jason Williams' way at Canada Lakes when the Pontypridd angler fished a fly close to the surface.
The Four Ashes Elite angler fished chopped worm and caster at peg 11 on Clissold Street for two tench plus skimmers for a superb 11-2-0.
Only the disabled angler fishes, while the boat partner controls the boat and/or assists the angler but doesn't actually fish.