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Lophius piscatorius


Name: Angler

Scientific Name: Lophius piscatorius

Origin: FAO 27 Spain

Description: Crushed body. Big head and wide mouth. A dorsal fin, with the first six free rays, of which the first is long ("the straw"), ending in a fleshy appendix ("decoy") bilobed; the third is also long, more than that of Lophius budegassa, followed by 11-12 soft radios. Anal fin with 9-10 soft rays. Smooth skin, without scales, covered with mucus. Dirty gray or dark brown color on the back, with numerous diffuse black spots; ventral part of the pectoral fins with the black border, well delimited; white belly and white peritoneum. Up to 2 m in length.