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  • Rachel Pinnick

    deep sea creatures illustration - Google Search

  • Serena Patton

    A deep sea Angler fish. Im wondering if the two appendages on the bottom might be males?

  • kelly chen

    Abyss Fish

  • Carly Stroman

    ANGLERFISH (female host with males attached) by DeepSea I still can’t get over the sexual dimorphism of this species of deep sea fish. The big fish well, that’s the female. The two fish appearing to nurse at the bottom - those are male. They aren’t nursing. They, at birth, exist only to find a female, no mean feat in the deep, dark ocean. When they do, they bite and latch on to her and then FUSE to her body at the circulatory level like a parasite would.

  • Victoria Fuentes

    deep sea life photos | Deep sea life,Ocean,Black, Fish | A Creative Universe

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The male angler fish is significantly smaller than the female. When he finds a female, he bites into her skin, and releases an enzyme that digests the skin of his mouth and her body, fusing the pair down to the blood-vessel level. The male then slowly atrophies, losing his digestive organs, brain, heart, and eyes and ends as nothing more than a pair of gonads, which release sperm in response to hormones in the female's bloodstream. Multiple males can be incorporated into a single female

Tompot Blenny in tube, South Coast of England. Alexander Mustard

Tiny, spotted Bliny...they take up residence in empty barnacles or any hard little hole that protects them. The have some of the cutest, funniest faces of any of the fish underwater...but they are very small, and very shy.

Dragonfish - Mariana Trench - Pacific : Only known creature to have chlorophyll in its eyes. Makes use of red bioluminescence to find its prey which can’t detect red light and escape.

thepredatorblog: The Pacific Blackdragon is a deep sea fish, that can be found up to depths of up to 3,300 ft. Female blackdragons are about two feet long and have fang like teeth and a long chin whisker. They are black on the outside, as well as on the inside to prevent light from swallowed bio-luminescent prey shining out. The males are small, about three inches in length, and brownish in color. They have no teeth, no chin barbel and no stomach, unable to eat.

...there is a silence where no sound may be in the cold grave under the deep deep sea.

Big eye squirrel fish in Palau by alastair.pollock, via Flickr

Frogfishes, family Antennariidae, are a type of anglerfish in the order Lophiiformes. They are known as anglerfishes in Australia, where 'frogfish' refers to the Batrachoididae. Frogfishes are found in almost all tropical and subtropical oceans and seas around the world, the primary exception being the Mediterranean Sea.

Under the sea - Seafan with school of silvery fish, Mayne Rock, West Coast of Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

This is a frogfish. The big eyes you see are not really eyes! The eyes are actually on the sides if the head

Lamprey ~Petromyzon marinus ~Lampreys (sometimes also called lamprey eels) are a family of jawless fish, whose adults are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. While lampreys are well-known for those species which bore into the flesh of other fish to suck their blood, most species of lamprey are non-parasitic and never feed on other fish. In zoology, lampreys are sometimes not considered to be true fish because of their distinctive morphology and physiology. ✿