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Synonyms for anglerfish

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

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The systematics and distribution of the lophiid anglerfishes: III.
Study on age and growth of the anglerfishes, Lophius piscatorius and L.
Dimorphism, parasitism, and sex revisited: modes of reproduction among deep-sea ceratioid anglerfishes (Teleostei: Lophiiformes).
The upper and lower portions of the pectoral fins move separately in a manner analogous to the way anglerfishes use pectoral and pelvic fins during amphipedal progression, or "crutching" (8).
Bioluminescent symbionts of flashlight fishes and deep-sea anglerfishes from unique lineages related to the genus Vibrio.