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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...

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...