Humpback Anglerfish - Melanocetus johnsonii
These anglerfish are found anywhere temperate/tropical where the sea floor is somewhere around 2,000 m/6600ft down, and are considered deep-sea fish. They’re also known as “black seadevils”, from their scientific name. The Humpback Anglerfish are sort of a “standard” anglerfish, in that they’re from the deep sea, the females have the glowing rod protruding from their head, and the males permanently attach themselves to the females as a breeding method.
Die Tiefsee-Fische. Ergebnisse der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition ‘Valdivia’, 1898-1899. Brauer, A., 1906.

Humpback Anglerfish - Melanocetus johnsonii

These anglerfish are found anywhere temperate/tropical where the sea floor is somewhere around 2,000 m/6600ft down, and are considered deep-sea fish. They’re also known as “black seadevils”, from their scientific name. The Humpback Anglerfish are sort of a “standard” anglerfish, in that they’re from the deep sea, the females have the glowing rod protruding from their head, and the males permanently attach themselves to the females as a breeding method.

Die Tiefsee-Fische. Ergebnisse der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition ‘Valdivia’, 1898-1899. Brauer, A., 1906.

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