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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish9976

Goosefish (Lophiomus setigerus) also called angler, frogfish, and anko in Japan. They have a large grotesque head which constitutes the bulk of the fish. The mouth is remarkably wide and having powerful jaw muscles and strong canine teeth . Dermal flaps are scattered about over the head. The first dorsal spine is modified to form a lurelike device which is used to attract smaller fish.

Image ID: fish9976, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection

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