Monkfish - resident darkest depths

Looking at fish, called "monkfish" (Deep Sea Anglerfish), do not even need to think about why she called.This monster is probably the ugliest creature in the ocean.He disproportionately large head, which is almost half that of the whole body, armed with a huge mouth with teeth like daggers.It has

uncoated scales and so flexible body that can swallow prey twice its superior magnitude.Monkfish luring unsuspecting fish glowing end of the elongated dorsal fin, which is crowned with shimmering bubble in its liquid phosphor-bacterial parasites.However, there are species in which the role of bait are the teeth themselves, as they too have the ability to emit a glow in the dark attracts curious fishes.

In this article you will be able to consider what a monkfish.Photos of this being placed in the text.

known about the spirit of the hundreds of species of fish, most of them live in depths of up to 600 meters of the Antarctic and Atlantic oceans.Here they are at the bottom, almost merging with him because

of masking by means of a special "fringe" consisting of leathery lobes.

method of hunting

angler fish anglerfish, angler as he lies motionless, for a long time waiting for the victim, and can even hold your breath.His jaw closed, but as soon as the borrowed his "fishing rod" fish or shellfish, a predator's mouth opens and closes with lightning speed.During this process, it is difficult to follow.

The hungry monster in a huge amount of absorbed and fish and rays and small sharks, not to mention the crabs and eels.The predator hunts, and on the bottom and in the water column.Reported cases even when deep-sea anglerfish rose to the surface and seized sitting there waterfowl.However, such antics ended tragically for gluttons - he just died, unable to swallow too much booty for themselves.

For males bite the females

absolutely amazing feature of this fish is its method of reproduction.Males, growing up, stop eating because they can no longer digest food.By the way, the adult reaches just a few centimeters, and until recently it was considered a separate species.In order not to die, the males have to "bite" in the literal sense of the word, the body of a large, almost two-meter female, they are due to its unique smell.

Caught so they adheres mouth to the female body and become a parasite, which is sprayed on the eggs of the female sperm, ensuring that procreation is so amazing creatures.Over time, the male dies and falls off.This odd feature is due to bad odds that a female will be able to find the depth of a partner, so it is better to have a permanent "pocket" gentleman.

Spawning takes place in the water column, but gradually the eggs rise to the surface, where they appear, and larvae.Very hard eating, they are taken to grow rapidly and eventually fall, settling in the depths of the favorite.

Monkfish is very much appreciated in the Japanese kitchen.His white, devoid of bones, meat is quite dense, firm and juicy, do honor to the most refined table.It is believed that even a novice it is hard to spoil the dish.