Lophiiformes

Belongs within: Percomorpharia.Contains: Ceratioidei, Antennarioidei. The Lophiiformes, anglerfishes and related taxa, are marine fishes with a spinous dorsal fin composed of one to a few flexible rays, some of which may be modified into a fishing apparatus (Bond 1996). Characters (from Bond 1996): Gill openings small and tube-like; dorsal fin spinose, with one to a… Continue reading Lophiiformes