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Originally posted by Phage
Ah yes. The chiasmodon niger. Also known as...black swallower.
The black swallower, Chiasmodon niger, is a species of deep sea fish in the family Chiasmodontidae, notable for its ability to swallow fish larger than itself (for which it is sometimes named the "great swallower").
It has a worldwide distribution in tropical and subtropical waters
The humpback anglerfish or common black devil, Melanocetus johnsonii, is a deep-sea anglerfish in the family Melanocetidae, found in tropical to temperate parts of all oceans at depths of up to 2,000 meters (6,600 feet).
North Atlantic: tropical and temperate; including Gulf of Mexico, from 95°W to 5°E, 46°N to 5°S (Ref. 82429). Southwestern Atlantic: Argentina (Ref. 44852).
Originally posted by Frank Dinkle
hmm im thinking Cyclopterus lumpus or lumpfish.
Originally posted by ShadowMonk
reply to post by Tybrus
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!
Seriously, that is one FREAKY looking fish! I am fairly confident that had I been the one catching it, I would have needed a change of pants right afterwards.