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Double anglers
2007-04-19 10:14:45

Double anglers are a family, Diceratiidae, of anglerfish. They are found in deep, lightless waters of the Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans. They are easily distinguished from other anglerfish by their possession of a second light-bearing dorsal fin spine immediately behind the illicium (the bioluminescent lure present in other anglerfish). As in other anglerfish, males are very...

Kryers deep sea angler fish
2007-03-19 14:42:39

The Krøyer's deep sea angler fish, Ceratias holboelli, is a seadevil of the genus Ceratias, found in all oceans, at depths of from 0.62 to 1.24 mi (1,000 to 2,000 m). Its length is from 19.69 to 29.53 in (50 to 75 cm). The Krøyer's deep sea angler fish is larger than most other deepwater anglerfish, however half of this length is taken up with a long filamentous rayed tail. These...

Triplewart seadevil
2007-03-19 14:41:22

The Triplewart seadevil, Cryptopsaras couesii, is a seadevil of the family Ceratiidae, found in all oceans, from the surface to 1.24 mi (2,000 m). Its length is approximately 11.81 in (30 cm). The Triplewart seadevil is one of the most abundant of the deepwater anglerfish. These fish have round flabby bodies with a soft fibrous skeleton and a scaleless prickly skin. Like most other deepwater...

Fanfin
2007-03-16 18:42:21

Fanfins are a family, Caulophrynidae, of anglerfishes. They are found in deep, lightless waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are distinguished from other anglerfishes by the lack of the expanded escal bulb "” the bioluminescent lure at the end of the illicium "” and by the very long dorsal and anal fin rays. As in other anglerfishes, males are very much smaller...

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