Pen and ink illustration of the anglerfish (Northern Seadevil). Their distinctive lures place them as predators of the ocean depths. These fishes shows a special kind of mating system called sexual parasitism. The males are noticeably smaller than the females, sometimes so small there are confused with warts. Upon encountering a female, males will fuse with her and literally 'become one with her'. These fish are components of Southern California marine life.
ichthyology, marine biology,
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