Anglerfish are majestic sea creatures, and not just because of their wild appearance. Female anglerfish have a piece of dorsal spine protruding above their mouths, giving the illusion of a fishing pole. Male anglerfish latch their teeth onto a female, and fuses with her skin and bloodstream over time. Read this piece to learn everything you ever wanted to know about this fish in the article below.
There are more than 200 species of anglerfish, most of which live in the murky depths of the Atlantic and Antarctic oceans, up to a mile below the surface, although some live in shallow, tropical environments. Generally dark gray to dark brown in color, they have huge heads and enormous crescent-shaped mouths filled with sharp, translucent teeth. Some angler fish can be quite large, reaching 3.3 feet (1 meter) in length. Most however are significantly smaller, often less than a foot.