How do angler fish attract their prey?



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    Angler fish attract their prey by dangling a fleshy, bait-like appendage in front of their heads. This appendage is called the esca, and “resembles a fishing pole, is attached to the end of the dorsal fin’s foremost spine (the illicium), which is separated from the rest of the fin.” The angler fish can consume large prey as it is equipped with a jaw that’s capable of distending, as well as thin and flexible bones and a stomach that can be heavily expanded. Studies show that angler fish can consume prey twice its size.

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