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Angler

Angler

1. One who angles.

2. (Science: zoology) a fish (Lophius piscatorius), of Europe and America, having a large, broad, and depressed head, with the mouth very large. Peculiar appendages on the head are said to be used to entice fishes within reach.

Synonym: fishing frog, frogfish, toadfish, goosefish, allmouth, monkfish, etc.


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biodiversity

... fish that have adapted eyes, allowing them to see better with little to no light), the selection pressure is increased for less obvious ones (the angler fish lures prey to it with an unusual adaptation, its light). I don't know how clear I was here, but the relatively constant environment allows ...

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by KyGuy
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:46 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: biodiversity
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Favorites Animal

angler fish! angler fish!

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by amoebapower
Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Favorites Animal
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Favorites Animal

i still think thoses hellish looking things that live down in the twilight zone are really cool. angler fish! gulper eel! yeah!

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by amoebapower
Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Favorites Animal
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Wierd animals and you!

angler fish & gulper eels pwn all other freaky animals. i mean they are just so cool! viper fish are also really nifty

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by amoebapower
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Wierd animals and you!
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Giant squid sightings in Japan

speaking of deep sea delicacies, ive always wanted to taste angler fish ^_^

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by amoebapower
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Giant squid sightings in Japan
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