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Fanfin Seadevil (Caulophryne jordani)

The Fanfin Seadevil or Caulophryne jordani is a very strange looking deep sea creature from the Anglerfish family. This fish can be distinguished from other Anglerfish because it lacks the escal bulb, which is the bio luminescent lure that comes out of the top of their head. The Fanfin Seadevil has a round body and fan-like dorsal and anal fins. It is almost completely black which makes them very hard to spot in the deep dark depths of the ocean. Like most other Anglerfish, the male is much smaller than the female. Males can only grow to about 1/2" in length while the females can grow up to about 8". Also, like other Anglerfish the Fanfin Seadevil male will fuse itself to the female like a parasite and share the same bloodstream when mating. 

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Anonymous said...

Wouldn't want to meet this guy in a dark alley!

Anonymous said...

This would be a nightmare to divers if the fish 's 10x bigger than what it is.

Jamiman said...

and divers could go a mile deep

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