Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Talented Mr. Anglerfish!

The carnivorous Anglerfish is often referred to as the most ugly animal on the planet. This ferocious fish is capable of attacking and eating a prey twice its size! The Anglerfish lives a lonely existence at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean.

The picture depicts a female Anglerfish.
Do you notice the dorsal spine portruding above the mouth? Strange isn't it? The skin of the Anglerfish emits a blue light that is used to attract its prey.

There are close to 170 species of Anglerfish and these are much sought after across the world. The Japanese are very fond of the Anglerfish and its taste is very similar to that of a lobster's. Hungry anyone?

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