anglerfish

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Humpback anglerfish
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angler +‎ fish

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anglerfish (countable and uncountable, plural anglerfish or anglerfishes)

  1. Any fish of the bony fish order Lophiiformes. These fish use an outgrowth that can be wiggled so as to resemble a prey animal to lure and catch their prey.

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