The Only Fish That carry His Own Fishing Pole And Bait.

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by Ace, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    The Anglerfishes has got to be the uglyest fish i have ever seen:0a30: .They are famous for their unusual predatory technique. Their first spine have been developed into a fishing pole with a little bate in the end. The fishing pole is actually named “illicium” and the bate is named “esca”. The esca is a fleshy growth found at the end of the illicium. When a predatory fish notices the esca, it thinks that it is a suitable prey. It swims close to the esca, and is rapidly overtaken by the Anglerfish before it gets a change to swallow the esca.

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  2. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, that is the female that is like that. I saw a show on this fish a long time ago and between the male and female, the female is the only one that is like that.

    AL
     

  3. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Thanks for this post. I remember as a kid seeing a picture of one of these.
    Those are some wild looking fish. Your pics. are alot better then I remember seeing.
     
  4. Tinboat

    Tinboat New Member

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    Not trying to hijack your thread, but the southern loggerhead/snapping turtle also has a "worm" inside the mouth for the same pupose.
     
  5. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    I saw a show on the discovery channel all about that fish and this might sound crazy but i think the bait on the end of its pole lights up.:eek:
     
  6. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Don't know which would be worse chasin me...that fish or one of those gars. YEOOOOOOW!!!
     
  7. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    awww geez!

    That aint an anglerfish! Thats Mick Jagger before he does the makeup thing prior to a show!


    Man... and I thought I'd learn something new today.

    LOL


    Good post man!
     
  8. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    Yes the one in the picture is a female. She is the only one of the sexes that feeds. Males are 1/16 the size of females and bite onto a female just behind her anal opening, where they then fuse with the female for life.
     
  9. aaronm283

    aaronm283 New Member

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    is that a salt or fresh water fish
     
  10. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    That is one bad looking girl.........dont want her in my boat either........
     
  11. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    Naturally it would be the female. lmao
     
  12. topjimmy

    topjimmy New Member

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  13. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    They are saltwater and they live deep deep down. That is what they told me on tv.
     
  14. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Ernest, thanks for the pics, same as Austin, I remember watching a show on Discovery channel that has some films of this fish.