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anglerfish - Predation, Reproduction

Any of about 13 families of bizarre shallow to deep-sea fishes which have a dorsal fin spine modified as a lure to attract prey; family Lophiidae includes large bottom-dwelling European species (length up to 1·5 m/5 ft) with broad flattened head, capacious mouth, and narrow tail; also called goosefish.

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