12 Apr '12, 5pm

15 Incredible X-rays of Real-Life Monsters of the Deep

This odd specimen — with its needle-like teeth and bloated belly — is the mysterious Bulbous Deep Sea Angler. Only three examples of this fish have ever been found and examined. Like all anglerfish, the Bulbous Deep Sea Angler has a ‘lure’ on the top of its head, which is probably bioluminescent, and which it uses to attract other fish to its sharp teeth. Like the Pelican Eel, this demon of the deep is also able to distend its jaw to swallow prey up to twice its own size.

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