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  Anglerfish - the large food & drink encyclopedia
Anglerfish are named for their characteristic method of predation, in which involves the use of the modified first spine from the first or spinous dorsal fin.
To accomplish this, the anglerfish is able to distend both its jaw and its stomach (its bones are thin and flexible) to enormous size, allowing it to swallow prey up to twice as large as its entire body.
As most anglerfishes live mainly in the oceans' aphotic zones, where the water is too deep for sunlight to penetrate, their predation relies on the "lure" being bioluminescent (via bacterial symbiosis).
www.netmoon.com /recipes/encyclopedia/a/anglerfish.html   (475 words)

  
 Anglerfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anglerfishes are, for the most part, deep-sea fishes, though there are some families that have shallow-water representatives, including one, the frogfishes (family Antennariidae), that occurs only in shallow water.
The deep-sea mid-water anglerfishes belong to the superfamily Ceratioidea.
As most anglerfish live mainly in the oceans' aphotic zones, where the water is too deep for sunlight to penetrate, their predation relies on the "lure" being bioluminescent (via bacterial symbiosis).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anglerfish   (1156 words)

  
 Anglerfish
With a swift lunge, the anglerfish gapes its cavernous mouth to engulf its victim.
Anglerfish caught in tawl nets are usually hauled up with full stomachs, having eaten their fellow captives.
Among related deep-sea anglerfish, the male is a tiny creature that clings to the larger female and feeds on their body fluids.
www.angelfire.com /empire/zooempire/anglerfish.html   (405 words)

  
 Anglerfish
Anglerfish all have a 'fishing pole' that extends from the head and has a fleshy part on the end that is lit with bioluminescence and can be moved to resemble a prey item for other organisms.
His goal in life is to detect the pheremones[?] that the female anglerfishes release.
The male degenerates into nothing more than a pair of gonads that releases sperm when the female releases hormones into the bloodstream that signals she is ready to release her eggs.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/an/Anglerfish.html   (257 words)

  
 Striped Anglerfish, Antennarius striatus
The common name "anglerfish" is also used for several related families of deepwater fishes known for their angling behaviour.
The lure comprises a stalk - the illicium, Latin for "lure" or "inducement" and a bait - the esca.
The colouration of the Striped Anglerfish is extremely variable, ranging from red, orange (image) and yellow (images 1, 2), through to green, brown or fl (image).
www.austmus.gov.au /fishes/students/focus/anten.htm   (1030 words)

  
 Anglerfish - Lophius piscatorius: More Information - ARKive
The anglerfish frequents the coastal, deep continental shelf regions, on the sandy or muddy sea bottom, at depths ranging from 20 to 1000 metres.
The anglerfish lies half-buried in the mud or sand on the bottom of the sea, attracting fish to its huge mouth by means of its lure.
The biology of deep-water fish such as the anglerfish is still relatively unknown and with deep-water fishing largely unregulated, it has proved difficult to assess whether populations of these fish are being adversely affected.
www.arkive.org /species/ARK/fish/Lophius_piscatorius/more_info.html   (910 words)

  
 Anglerfish Lophius americanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Anglerfish appear to be almost entirely mouth with some wicked teeth to boot.
Anglerfish grow rapidly and can live for more than a decade but the males anglerfish don't live this long or grow as large.
Anglerfish are ferocious predators and feed on fishes and other prey which at time could be almost as big as themselves.
www.thejump.net /id/anglerfish.htm   (193 words)

  
 Striped Anglerfish - Antennarius striatus
Anglerfishes are unique in having a third dorsal fin that is enlarged and usually their first dorsal fin is modified to serve as a luring tool to capture prey.
The lure consists of a 'stalk' known as the "illicium" and a 'bait' on the end is known as the "esca".
The strike of the Anglerfish is one of the fastest movements recorded in the ocean.
www.daveharasti.com /articles/speciesspotlight/stripedanglerfish.htm   (383 words)

  
 Anglerfish - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The anglerfish is truly unique in its habits, as well as in its appearance.
Another strange trait that sets the anglerfish apart is that the female angler is the only fish in existence with an appendage resembling a lure that extends from the top of its head.
The anglerfish is a very bizarre fish with its grotesque appearance and parasitic lifestyle.
www.geocities.com /TimesSquare/Castle/7089/anglinfo.html   (388 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Anglerfish have soft bones and squishy type flesh that is either gray or fl in color.
The anglerfish pretends its lure is a piece of poop that glows and small fish come to it and get eaten by the anglerfish.
An anglerfish male makes a different sort of pattern to let a female know that he is a type of anglerfish to have babies with.
earthguide.ucsd.edu /hughes2001/acct/bmounmanivong/lifethatglows/anglerfish.htm   (198 words)

  
 Anglerfish Encyclopedia of Science, The - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Anglerfish are marine fish that attract prey by dangling a fleshy, bait-like appendage (the esca) in front of their heads.
The appendage, which resembles a fishing pole, is attached to the end of the dorsal fin's foremost spine (the illicium), which is separated from the rest of the fin.
Anglerfish are distributed throughout the world and include both free-swimming (pelagic) species and seabed-dwelling (benthic) species.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_km4455/is_200510/ai_n16263669   (207 words)

  
 Deep-sea Anglerfishes (Melanocetidae and Ceratiidae) characteristics, habitat, behavior
The lures of the female deep sea anglerfish (male anglerfish have no luminous organs) is much more elaborate than the lure of the shallow water species and in addition bioluminescence is used to attract the prey in the dark.
Presumably the female anglerfish even controls the delivery of sperms with her hormones so it is coordinated with the moment she ejects her eggs from the body.
Details of the male anglerfish attached to female by two outgrowths from the front of the head, that are fused at the tip.
www.starfish.ch /frogfish/Deepsea-Anglerfish.html   (2059 words)

  
 NOAA Ocean Explorer: Islands in the Stream
The male anglerfish has enlarged olfactory organs (the two yellowish bumps next to the angling apparatus) which are used to locate females, which emit pheromones to attract a mate.
Anglerfish have some interesting adaptations that aid in "matchmaking." You may have noticed on one of the specimens we collected that the male had greatly enlarged olfactory organs.
I’m further along in understanding the systematics of the lophiid anglerfishes than I am with the chaunacids, but much work remains to be done on both of these fascinating fish families.
oceanexplorer.noaa.gov /explorations/islands01/log/sep25/sep25.html   (1563 words)

  
 Anglerfish
Anglerfish' ingenious method of food gathering is just like an angler's approach to catching fish.
Anglerfish are good at disguising themselves, so their prey cannot see them as it swims closer to take the bait laid out by them.
For those anglerfish species that dwell in the sea bottom, they use their dorsal spines to move along the seabed.
www.edhelper.com /AnimalReadingComprehension_153_1.html   (499 words)

  
 Anglerfish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The anglerfish is a voracious predator which uses a lure on the end of a spine resembling a fishing rod.
The anglerfish spends most of its time lying motionless on the sea bed, often among seaweed, where its skin camouflage is most effective.
In the spring-summer spawning season, it moves to the shallower waters of the continental shelves where the seas are rich in plant nutrients swept off the land by rivers.
homepage.eircom.net /~criley/profiles/fish/anglerfish.htm   (420 words)

  
 Anemaw [Animal Electromagnetism and Waves] : Bioluminescence: Deep-sea Anglerfish . © Elizabeth Gerrow 2002 .
With approximately one hundred and fifty species, anglerfish are some of the oddest fish to be observed, living in the deeper regions of the seas.
Most are round in shape, of modest size and appear to be fl in colour, with sharp teeth in a large mouth, eyes positioned at the top of the head, and are equipped with a rod and light to catch prey.
It is compared to a fishing rod that has a lure of light attached, which may be used for the very same reason: in order to catch other fish, the lure may be used to attract the prey and bring it close to the mouth, where the anglerfish catches it in her mouth and feeds.
members.fortunecity.com /anemaw/anglerfish.htm   (346 words)

  
 Painted Anglerfish, Antennarius pictus
A 27 mm long juvenile Painted Anglerfish at a depth of 12 m, Bare Island, Sydney, New South Wales, July 2006.
The Painted Anglerfish occurs in marine waters throughout much of the tropical and temperate Indo-Pacific.
In Australia it is known from the central coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north of the country and south to the New South Wales central coast.
www.amonline.net.au /fishes/students/focus/antpict.htm   (184 words)

  
 Teachers' Domain: Anglerfish
In contrast, the anglerfish uses trickery to lure its prey to within one short strike of its monstrous mouth.
However, the anglerfish seen in the video, as well as some types of snapping turtles, use a slightly more active approach.
These creatures use parts of their bodies to lure curious fish and other creatures to within striking distance, dramatically improving the odds for success of an otherwise passive strategy.
www.teachersdomain.org /6-8/sci/life/reg/angler/printer_friendly.html   (552 words)

  
 Anglerfish picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Anglerfish such as this Chaenophryne longiceps are classic examples of bioluminescent organisms, although it is rare to see them alive like this velvety-fl specimen.
Although most marine organisms do NOT use bacteria to make their light, the anglerfish is an exception.
Although prey attraction is a logical role for bioluminescence, and lures can be found in some other fish, demonstrated examples are quite rare.
www.lifesci.ucsb.edu /~biolum/organism/pictures/angler.html   (120 words)

  
 Monterey Bay Aquarium: Online Field Guide
A fanfin anglerfish’s glowing lure attracts fishes and other deep sea animals.
For some animals, an anglerfish’s light is a fatal attraction.
Living in the dark, this deep sea anglerfish uses its long fin rays to sense movement in the water around it.
www.mbayaq.org /efc/living_species/default.asp?hOri=1&inhab=176   (126 words)

  
 Sargassum Anglerfish, Histrio histrio
The Sargassum Anglerfish can be recognised by its body shape, dorsal fin structure, colour and presence of skin flaps and filaments.
Unlike most other shallow-water anglerfishes (family Antennariidae) the skin of the Sargassum Anglerfish is smooth rather than prickly.
The Sargassum Anglerfish occurs in all tropical marine waters except the Eastern Pacific.
www.amonline.net.au /fishes/fishfacts/fish/hhistrio.htm   (335 words)

  
 Ramsey's Land | Anglerfish | Deep Sea Anglerfish
The male lives as a parasite on the body of the much larger female, taking his food from her bloodstream.
Released in the deep, anglerfish eggs float to the surface, where the young fish, or fry, feed on plankton.
Their jaws have powerful teeth and the stomachs are so greatly distensible that they can swallow prey which is larger than they are.
ramseydoran.com /anglerfish/deep_sea.htm   (778 words)

  
 Anglerfishes
Antennarius hispidus (Bloch and Schneider 1801), the Hairy or Shaggy Anglerfish.
Histrio histrio (Linnaeus 1758), the Sargassum Anglerfish, or if it were up to me, "The Incredible Eater Upper"...
is a female; all male anglerfish are very small.
www.wetwebmedia.com /anglerfishes.htm   (737 words)

  
 imr - anglerfish in nordic waters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
There have been a dramatic increase in directed fisheries aimed at anglerfish in Nordic and European waters during the last decade.
Nordic scientists have through a research project called “Anglerfish (Lophius spp) in Nordic waters”, described the status with regard to research and knowledge about anglerfish in the participating Nordic countries, as well as in other European regions.
The initial project phase was in 2002 financed through a grant from the Nordic Working Group on Fisheries Research (NAF).
www.imr.no /english/news/2003/anglerfish_in_nordic_waters   (78 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Into the Abyss | Deep-Sea Bestiary
This comely female anglerfish, Cryptopsaras couesi, has attracted not one but two tiny parasitic males (see drawing).
The males have permanently attached themselves to her side to facilitate breeding (as is typical of most anglerfish).
Perhaps she has particularly appealing caruncles, the three luminescent sacs just forward of her dorsal fin, which lend her her common name, "triplewart sea devil." Along with the lightable lure above her eye, the caruncles may also help entice prey to within striking distance of this 18-inch-long fish.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/abyss/life/bestiary.html   (517 words)

  
 Aquascope|Inspiration|Anglerfish
The Anglerfish is a fish that many people enjoy eating.
The Anglerfish usually eats bottom living fish such as bullheads, but even hunts its prey above the bottom and even eat birds swimming on the surface.
If a Anglerfish is permited to live a long time and eat a lot it can be up to 2 metres long.
www.vattenkikaren.gu.se /inspira/spannand/marulke.html   (130 words)

  
 Sea Creatures 101: Anglerfish: Hooked For Life
A fish grabs the "lure", and the anglerfish uses its sharp teeth to grab the fish.
Some types of anglers have been reported to leave the seabed and attack seabirds on the surface.
Because the anglerfish has an elastic stomach (technically called a distensible stomach), it can make room for large-sized meals.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/aquatic_animals/76448   (418 words)

  
 Pietsch, T
Pietsch, T. A new species of the anglerfish genus Lophiocharon Whitley (LophiiformesAntennariidae) from Australian waters.
Pietsch, T. Dimorphism, parasitism, and sex revisited:  Modes of reproduction among deep-sea ceratioid anglerfishes (Teleostei:  Lophiiformes).
  A revision of the deep-sea anglerfish genus
uwfishcollection.org /staff/recent_publications.html   (309 words)

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