Anglerfish

Anglerfish

There is an anglerfish in the 2016 ESF Top Ten Species, the Lasiognathus dinema. There are six recognized species of Lasiognathus, the one above being L. amphirhamphus. There seems to be a wolf hiding inside it. A wolf in fish’s clothing. Lasiognathus does fall in the family Thaumatichthydae, the wolf trap anglers or wonderfish. (Built of the photograph by Theodore Pietsch, CC-BY-3.0).

What a handsome bevy:

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