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Oceanic AnglerfishesExtraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea$
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Theodore Pietsch, Enrique Lessa, and Jorge Salazar-Bravo

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520255425

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520255425.001.0001

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Locomotion, Food, and Feeding

Locomotion, Food, and Feeding

(p.252) (p.253) Seven Locomotion, Food, and Feeding
Oceanic Anglerfishes

Theodore W. Pietsch

University of California Press

This chapter discusses how ceratioids make their living. It covers locomotion, food and feeding, biomechanics of feeding, specialized feeding mechanisms, and predation of ceretioid. Inhabiting such great depths in the vastness of the world oceans, living ceratioid anglerfishes are totally inaccessible by all reasonable means of observation. The overall picture of how they make their living are based on extrapolation from observations made on more readily accessible, shallow-water anglerfishes, combined with what can be concluded from their external morphology, internal anatomy, early life history, and stomach contents, in the context of what we know about the environmental conditions under which they live.

Keywords:   ceratioids, anglerfishes, biomechanics, feeding mechanisms, predation

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