Thursday, June 14, 2012


One of the biggest attention whores in the ocean

THE ANGLERFISH (Melanocetus johnsonii)
When scientists first discovered these fish, they kept wondering why all the fish they captures where females. However, after some time they noticed that small “growths” on the females skin, which upon closer inspection turned out to be males. The tiny males live solely to find a female. Upon encounter, a male bites into her skin after which the tissues of the male and female become completely fused together so that their blood vessels join as one. The male now assured of a life without the need to hunt for food, degenerates his eyes and all internal organs exept for the testes.

1 comment:

  1. nice drawing, got a chuckle out of the description too