Deep Sea Anglerfish

Anglerfish by DKC

HOW CAN ANGLER FISH SURVIVE IN THE DEEP SEA

   

SWIMMING AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

 

PREDATION

  • have a a luminescent organ called the illicium
  • worn only by females, is a piece of dorsal spine that protrudes above their mouths like a fishing pole.
  • tipped with a lure of luminous flesh
  • rod baits prey close enough to be snatched
  • they can actually swallow prey up to twice their own size.

REPRODUCTION

 

OTHER ADAPTATIONS

  •  bones are thin and flexible so they can swallow a prey twice its size
  • able to retract its teeth like a gate to capture its prey
  • able to

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Angler Fish by National Geographic
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/group/anglerfish/