Trophic Strategy

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Trophic Strategy

As with nearly all species of deep-sea anglerfishes, those of Lophodolus lure prey to the mouth with bioluminescence emitted from the esca. Unlike most deep-sea fishes that produce bioluminescence, light produced by ceratioid anglerfishes is not endogenous, but rather the product of a bacterial community in the esca.


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© Kenaley, Christopher; Pietsch, Theodore

Source: Deep-sea Fishes of the World

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