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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CUTLINE: (1) Jason Kimball at his Westminster restaurant, Angler Fish Market and Chowder Co.
The bulbous Angler fish, nicknamed the Black Widow of the marine world, traps males when she mates with them and keeps them attached to her for 30 or 40 years.
Mr Walters said the firms effectively declared only 4% of the true catches of hake and angler fish.
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.
Angler fish use giant lights on their heads to attract prey, and females use the lures to hook a mate.
The Case of the Disappearing Seagull is no mystery if an angler fish is prowling near the surface.
HOLLYWOOD'S Creatures From The Deep are kids' stuff compared with an angler fish, Britain's champion underwater ugly.