Monkfish (Lophius piscatorius)

Also known as Angler, Fishing Frog, Frogfish, Great Plucker, Monk, Sea Devil, Walking Fish

Description

Also known as Angler, Fishing Frog, Frogfish, Great Plucker, Monk, Sea Devil, Walking Fish.

Found singly, in deep waters, half buried on mud and sandy bottoms wiggling its lure waiting for its prey over shallow coastal areas down to very deep waters.
They feed on birds but mainly fish.
Length - 200cm
Depth - 20-1000m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Black Sea, Mediterranean.

Goosefishes are "walking" anglerfish that live on mud and sand bottoms often very deep.
Ambushing their prey by waving the lure located on top of their heads to attract their prey. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Lophius-piscatorius.html

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