Creatures of the Deep: Anglerfish (Part 3)

Most anglerfish are less than a foot long, but some can be up to 3.3 feet (1 meter) in length!


Creatures of the Deep: Anglerfish

This creature was found 1,600 feet deep in the ocean. It's an Anglerfish, distinguished by the rod protruding from its head that it uses to attract prey. With flexible bones and a stomach that can be expanded, it can swallow fish that are twice its size. The pectoral and pelvic fins can perform as feet allowing this fish to walk along the bottom of the sea. This strange-looking creature is an example of the bizarre life-forms living deep below the surface.