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Reblogged from deepsea
ANGLERFISH (female host with males attached)
I still can’t get over the sexual dimorphism of this species of deep sea fish. The big fish well, that’s the female. The two fish appearing to nurse at the bottom - those are male. They aren’t nursing. They, at birth, exist only to find a female, no mean feat in the deep, dark ocean. When they do, they bite and latch on to her and then FUSE to her body at the circulatory level like a parasite would. Over time, the male is completely absorbed but for his testicles, which remain outside of her body to fertilize her eggs. As you can see, more than one male can attach to a female. That might also be one on her forehead, tough to say - some species of Anglerfish also have the bioluminate bits (like fishing poles) dangling from their heads over their mouths to attract food.
Other Photos you might like:
Anglerfish Cartoon
Anglerfish photo
Oarfish
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deepsea:
ソーシャル・ネットワーキング サービス [mixi(ミクシィ)]

ANGLERFISH (female host with males attached)

I still can’t get over the sexual dimorphism of this species of deep sea fish. The big fish well, that’s the female. The two fish appearing to nurse at the bottom - those are male. They aren’t nursing. They, at birth, exist only to find a female, no mean feat in the deep, dark ocean. When they do, they bite and latch on to her and then FUSE to her body at the circulatory level like a parasite would. Over time, the male is completely absorbed but for his testicles, which remain outside of her body to fertilize her eggs. As you can see, more than one male can attach to a female. That might also be one on her forehead, tough to say - some species of Anglerfish also have the bioluminate bits (like fishing poles) dangling from their heads over their mouths to attract food.

Other Photos you might like:

Anglerfish Cartoon

Anglerfish photo

Oarfish

findout:

deepsea:

ソーシャル・ネットワーキング サービス [mixi(ミクシィ)]

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    stop looking up really fucked up
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    ANGLERFISH REPRODUCTION ANGLERFISH (female host with males attached) I still can’t get over the sexual dimorphism of...
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    ANGLERFISH REPRODUCTION - reblogged for @mandrak: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglerfish
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    wao. i dont even know w0t thees one is but i looove it.
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