Apr 11, 2008

New Angler

I got beat to the punch on this one by Zooillogix, but I never pass up a chance to post on an anglerfish, especially a newly discovered one.

Photo source: National Geographic

















Say hello to the latest member of the anglerfish family, straight from the waters of Indonesia. Two things set this flat-faced fish apart from other anglers: 1) its forward facing eyes, and 2) the absence of the trademark lure.

What is an anglerfish without a lure? A fisherman without a rod? A hunter without a rifle? A blogger without internet access?

But this fish has no doubt found a way to lure its pray in. Maybe it has an alluring dance or a sultry, smokey voice.

Thanks for the article, Alice and Ida.

3 comments:

booge said...

Ah, my nemesis, Mr. Frogfish, we meet again. This seems to be the Scary Monsters and Super Creeps version of the Frogfishes family. I like Bowie. I concede defeat. You win this round, Frogfishes.

Shay said...

found a way to lure its prey in? Try like...the absence of a face!!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Me thinks this is a beautiful fish and should not be considered as ugly...well it is a wonderful new fish... thanks for the post on it.
cheers from ocean.