Kōrero: Deep-sea creatures

Phantom anglerfish

Phantom anglerfish

The phantom anglerfish (Haplophryne mollis) lacks pigmentation, and the female (shown here with a male attached to her ventral side) is rounded, with spines above the eyes and behind the mouth. The tiny male attaches itself to the female and is parasitic. Several males may attach to one female.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: CT.007422

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paddy Ryan, 'Deep-sea creatures - The bathypelagic zone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5249/phantom-anglerfish (accessed 27 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Paddy Ryan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006