Black Seadevil anglerfish inhabit the oceans and seas deep waters.
The elusive and weird-looking fish has been caught on camera in the dark waters off the California Coast for only about the sixth time in history.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has captured video of an anglerfish. The amazing deep-sea fish anglerfish was discovered on Monday, November 17, 2014 at about 580 meters (1,900 feet) below the ocean surface.
According to the lead scientist, it is the first time this fish is captured on video in its habitat off the coast of California, more precisely in Monterrey Bay.
Anglerfish, like this Melanocetus, are among the most rarely seen of all deep-sea fishes.
Do you actually know the Black Scaleless Dragonfish which looks like the Alien film creature?
The shining spot at the tip of the ‘fishing pole’ projecting from the fish’s head is a glowing lure. The anglerfish uses its light to attract prey in its deep, dark habitat.
Only about half a dozen alien-like anglerfish have been captured on film or video. WOW!
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