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True Facts About the Pretty Pretty Anglerfish

Enjoy these true facts about the anglerfish, a pretty pretty lady who kills her mates and fools unsuspecting, and very vain, shrimp.

Anglerfishes are members of the teleost order Lophiiformes (pron.: /ˌlɒfiːəˈfɔrmiːz/). They are bony fishes named for their characteristic mode of predation, wherein a fleshy growth from the fish’s head (the esca or illicium) acts as a lure; this is considered analogous to angling. [from Wikipedia]

 

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