WATERY WEDNESDAY # 79
We’re going on a deep sea adventure today to find one crazy looking fish! Hope aboard the sub and let’s go on today’s adventure.
MEET THE BEARDED ANGLER!
Diet: Carnivore: fish
Length/Weight: 4”/ up to 11 oz
Conservation Status: common
- Bearded Anglers live in the deep sea.
- They have a bioluminescent lure on the top of their head to attract prey.
- Bearded anglers also have bioluminescent branching barbs on their chin.
- Male bearded anglers are much smaller than the females.
- They live off the female like a parasite.
Bearded anglers are really alien looking fish! Bioluminescence is such a great adaptation! We wish we could glow! Could you imagine Ellie with large glowing ears?