Weekly Fish – The Sexually Repressive Sea Devil

Weekly Fish – The Sexually Repressive Sea Devil

Sea devils are a group of anglerfishes from the deep seas that are known for their fearsome appearance and their use of lures to catch prey. Both elements were used to great effect in Finding Nemo, where Marlin and Dory are nearly eaten by a sea devil after being entranced by its lure (which it produces by cultivating luminescent bacteria at the end of an elongated fin spine). Though their huge mouths and inflatable stomachs are certainly awe-inspiring, I’d like to point to another aspect of their lifestyle: sea devils have perfected the art of sexual reproduction. Continue reading “Weekly Fish – The Sexually Repressive Sea Devil”

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