The angler (also called as Melanocetusjohnsoni) is a crazy-looking deep sea fish that lives deep into the sea. It has a body that resembles a basketball. Its large mouth has very sharp and fang-like teeth. The angler has earned another name-“common black devil’’ due to its appearance.
It doesn’t grow beyond a length of five inches. The name “angler’’ is derived from its long and modified dorsal spine-tipped with a photophore (light producing organ). Just like other deep sea fish, the angler also uses its photophore to lure other fish for prey. The angler will snap its prey with its powerful jaws once the prey comes closer to it.