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Deep Sea Angler Fish

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sarah borg

on 6 June 2013

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The Deep Sea Anglerfish Sarah Borg and Alyssa Ruffalo Melanocetus johnsoni Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Melanocetidae
Genus: Melanocetus Physical Statics Female:
5 - 8 inches long
Illicium and Esca Male:
1 -3 inches
No Illicium and Esca Bioluminescence Both:
Globose body shape
Dark Brown to Black
Skin reflects light Food Means of Reproduction Interesting Facts What is bioluminescence? How does the angler fish
use bioluminescence? Habitat The Midnight Zone
Knowledge of the Deep Sea Anglerfish Quiz 1. True or False : The male is independent and can survive on its own.

2. What is its scientific name?
A. Melanocetide Melanocetus
B. Melanocetus johnsoni
C. Melanocetus Chordata
D. Melanocetide Vessseles

3. Where does the anglerfish live?
A. Narnia
B. The Bathyal zone
C. The O zone
D. The bathypalagic zone

4. True of False: Both male and female have bioluminescent lures on their head.

5. True or False: The Deep Sea Anglerfish’s common name is the black sea devil. 6. Male anglerfish can grow up to ______.
A. 1 inch B. 1 foot C. 5 inches D. 10 inches

7. True or False: Deep Sea Anglerfish are considered an endangered species.

8. True or False: The male anglerfish becomes a parasite to the female.

9. The female anglerfish can eat prey _______ its size.
A. twice B. 5 times C. 10 times D. 20 times

10. A female can carry up to _____ males on her body.
A. 2 B. 6 C. 20 D. 100 Board Game
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