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Fanfin

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Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Family
Scientific name  Caulophrynidae
Higher classification  Anglerfish
Order  Anglerfish
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Similar  Black seadevil, Anglerfish, Caulophryne, Caulophryne jordani, Footballfish

Fanfins or hairy anglerfish are a family, Caulophrynidae, of anglerfishes. They are found in deep, lightless waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.

They are distinguished from other anglerfishes by the lack of the expanded escal bulb — the bioluminescent lure at the end of the illicium — and by their very long dorsal and anal fin rays.

As in other anglerfishes, males are one-tenth the size of females and, after larval and adolescent free-living stages, spend the rest of their lives parasitically attached to a female. The fanfin has a small, spherical body with long protuberances.

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Fanfin Wikipedia


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