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Video shows close up view of an anglerfish from the front. This dark, rough and bumpy skinned fish appears to be mostly head and mouth. It moves slightly from side to side.

Voice: The deep sea anglerfish lives in darkness all the time. To catch it's food, it has a thin fin with a light on the end of it. This acts like a fishing pole, attracting fish and shrimp that it then eats. The boy, or male anglerfish is much smaller than the female and this light helps him find his mate.