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Synonyms for anglerfish

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

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9 m (85 ft) to undertake a single trawl anglerfish survey of the northern North Sea.
There were the lizard and dragon fish, with an "amazing variety of teeth", the faceless fish that O'Hara said had "such an enigmatic face" despite eponymously not having a face at all, what appeared to be a new species of blobfish, recovered off the coast of Tasmania, a bright red coffinfish and a new species of anglerfish.
The odd-looking anglerfish lives deep in the ocean.
Size-related habitat use, aggregation patterns and abundance of anglerfish (Lophius budegassa) in the Mediterranean Sea determined by generalized additive modelling.
The text is a collection of eight sea animals, from the appropriately named Dumbo octopus to the creepy anglerfish, featuring each animal in an integrated lenticular photograph.
Finally, for stocks where the available scientific data are considered insufficient, the Commission, under the precautionary principle, has proposed maintaining TACs at 2013 levels for 31 stocks, including anchovy, cusk, black plaice and anglerfish, while fishing for sand-eels in Norwegian waters remains closed.
During 2002, a modified CASA model made use of commercial catch-at-length data, effort data, and a recruitment index derived from survey data of the Scottish anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius Linnaeus, 1758).
Monkfish are a big, ugly species of anglerfish, often growing to 3 feet or more, with record fish weighing more than 200 pounds.
Neither have human males evolved into little more than mobile genitals that attach to females for life, as have some anglerfish.
Spain was already bottom of the class since it accounted for 27 of the 71 quota deductions imposed, and the majority of tonnages, particularly for horse mackerel (-12,406 tonnes) but also for anchovy (-962 tonnes), blue whiting (-325 tonnes) and anglerfish (-193 tonnes).
The Anglerfish has a fleshy outgrowth protruding from the fish's head.
Some experts say the male anglerfish is tinier, but the frog's discover argues that the "tiniest" crown should be based on the average species size.
The way the anglerfish might rather be just the light it hangs in
Step inside the Bioluminescence Theatre and find out how deep sea animals like hatchetfish, anglerfish, and black dragon fish produce fantastic colored light shows to lure prey and communicate in complete darkness, or, hitch a simulated ride on Alvin, the world's first deep-ocean submersible vehicle.