Mysterious Black Seadevil Anglerfish Caught for the First Time on Video in Monterey Bay, California

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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