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Creatures of the Deep: Anglerfish

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(male narrator) This creature was found 1600 feet deep in the ocean. It's an anglerfish, distinguished by the rod protruding from its head that it uses to attract prey. With flexible bones and a stomach that expands, it can swallow fish that are twice its size. The pectoral and pelvic fins can perform as feet, allowing this fish to walk along the bottom of the sea. This strange-looking creature is an example of the bizarre life forms living deep below the surface. Accessibility provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

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This creature was found 1,600 feet deep in the ocean. The anglerfish is distinguished by the rod protruding from its head that it uses to attract prey. With flexible bones, and a stomach that can be expanded, it can swallow fish that are twice its size. The pectoral and pelvic fins can perform as feet, allowing this fish to walk along the bottom of the sea. This strange-looking creature is an example of the bizarre life-forms living deep below the surface. Part of the "Creatures of the Deep" series.

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