Fanfin

Fanfin

Fanfins are a family, Caulophrynidae, of anglerfishes. They are found in deep, lightless waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are distinguished from other anglerfishes by the lack of the expanded escal bulb — the bioluminescent lure at the end of the illicium — and by the very long dorsal and anal fin rays. As in other angler fish, males are one tenth the size of females and, after a larval and adolescent free-living stage, spend the rest of their life parasitically attached to a female. The Fanfin has a small spherical body with long protuberances. ... more on Wikipedia

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