What is another word for anglerfish?

Pronunciation: [ˈaŋɡə͡ləfɪʃ] (IPA)

Anglerfish, also known as Lophiiformes, are deep-sea creatures that are known for their incredible hunting abilities. These fish have a unique way of attracting their prey with a luminescent lure that dangles from their head. Although anglerfish is the most commonly used term to refer to this fish, there are many other synonyms that can be used. It is also known as deep-sea monster, goosefish, monkfish, ocean devil, and seabat. These different name variations give a glimpse of the diverse characteristics of this amazing creature. Regardless of what you choose to call it, the anglerfish remains a fascinating and unique animal of the ocean depths.

What are the hypernyms for Anglerfish?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Anglerfish

  • All versions written for nonscientists speak of fused males as the curious tale of anglerfish—just as we so often hear about monkey swinging through the trees, or worm burrowing through soil. But if nature teaches us any lesson, it loudly proclaims life's diversity. There ain't no such abstraction as clam, fly, or anglerfish. Ceratioid anglerfishes come in nearly 100 species, and each has its own peculiarity.
    Stephen Jay Gould

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