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Angler

Angler

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Angler

Facts

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

Not evaluated

LocationEast Atlantic, the Barents Sea and the Mediterranean
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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.


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