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Deep-sea angler
Image ID: 29681
Common Name: Deep-sea angler
Scientific Name: Melanocoetus
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Description: The black seadevil (or black anglerfish) is an iconic deep-sea predator. Symbiotic bacteria produce bioluminescent light from the bulbous end of the fishing lure above the eye of this deep-sea angler, attracting prey that is quickly enveloped by the cavernous mouth. This species has a highly entendable stomach that can accommodate prey longer than the anglerfish itself.
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