The hairy angler fish
Recommended for you
Caulophryne polynema is a species of fish in the family Caulophrynidae, the fanfins. It is known commonly as the hairy fanfin. This is a species of anglerfish.
Science: a look inside the belly of the hairy angler | Financial Times
9 Aug This rare specimen of a hairy anglerfish remained undissected in the It was a hairy angler, a very rare and extremely ugly species, but what.
Description:Description The Hairy angler Caulophryne polynema is a deep sea fish. The female is about the size of a football and its body is covered in long antennae, used to detect the movements of any prey nearby. The male is about a tenth her size - the size of a ping pong ball. He forms a parasitic relation with the female, attaching himself to her flesh, ultimately sharing in her blood circulation and becoming a dependable source of semen. It is thought that the extremely rare meeting of males and females would lead to such an arrangement. The Hairy Angler has an expanding stomach so that it is capable of eating other fish bigger than itself — due to the scarcity of passing food.