Ugliest deep sea fish in the world

Ugliest deep sea fish in the world

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Anglerfishes are fish of the order LophiiformesThey are bony fish named for their characteristic mode of predation, in which a fleshy growth from the fish's head acts as a lure. Some anglerfish are also notable for extreme sexual dimorphism and sexual parasitism of the small male on the much larger female, seen in the suborder Ceratioidei. In these species, males may be several orders of magnitude smaller than females. Anglerfish occur worldwide. Some live in the deep sea while others on the continental shelf.

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