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Chaunacops colaratus

January 25, 2013
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Chaunacops colaratus

First described from a dead specimen in 1899, Chaunacops colaratus was not seen alive in its natural habitat until August 2002, when researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarian Research Institute caught it on video… A member of the angler fish family, the fish attracts prey using a mop-like lure (called an ‘esca’) dangling from its…

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