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Happy Throwback Thursday! This fish sure got the short end of the looks stick. Say hello to Lophius piscatorius, otherwise known as an angler fish. Native to the coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, this unfortunate looking fish is made up mostly of a big ol’ head with a body that seems to be a bit of an evolutionary afterthought. It has long teeth that are pointed inward, making it easy for prey to swim in, but impossible to swim out. This scaleless fish also has pectoral fins that are utilized like feet, allowing it to β€œwalk” along the ocean floor and camouflage itself in order to catch prey. Like what you see here on @Science? Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter by clicking the link in our bio! Photo cred: AskIPhoto by Bent Inge Ask Science MarineBiology AtlanticOcean Ugly Fish: Happy Throwback Thursday! This fish sure got the short end of the looks stick. Say hello to Lophius piscatorius, otherwise known as an angler fish. Native to the coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, this unfortunate looking fish is made up mostly of a big ol’ head with a body that seems to be a bit of an evolutionary afterthought. It has long teeth that are pointed inward, making it easy for prey to swim in, but impossible to swim out. This scaleless fish also has pectoral fins that are utilized like feet, allowing it to β€œwalk” along the ocean floor and camouflage itself in order to catch prey. Like what you see here on @Science? Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter by clicking the link in our bio! Photo cred: AskIPhoto by Bent Inge Ask Science MarineBiology AtlanticOcean Ugly Fish

Happy Throwback Thursday! This fish sure got the short end of the looks stick. Say hello to Lophius piscatorius, otherwise known as an an...

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