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Round goby

Round goby

Two-spotted goby

Two-spotted goby




LatinLophius piscatorius
Size200 cm
HabitatSand and mud bottom down to depths of 1000 meters

Not evaluated

LocationEast Atlantic, the Barents Sea and the Mediterranean

Big mouth

The anglerfish can be identified by the wide mouth, which is almost as wide as the body is long. The mouth is filled with sharp teeth. The teeth are facing backwards. So when the anglerfish has caught a prey, it cannot escape.

Fishing pole

The anglerfish’s dorsal fin ray is long and flexible. When the anglerfish is waving the dorsal fin ray, it looks like a worm. In this way the angler fish lures the prey. When the prey is close enough, the anglerfish sucks it in.


Reef in the Pacific Ocean

An ocean of plastic

The coast of the Pacific