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(Source: science.com) A video shot in 2016, released in Science magazine in 2018 shows a sexually united pair of anglerfish. The way they mate is certainly unique. The big-mouthed, lure-dangling fish you picture in your head when you hear of an anglerfish is a female; the male is about one-tenth the size and looks relatively unremarkable. To mate, the male literally fuses himself onto the female, acting as a permanent sperm provider.

1. Have you seen anglerfish mating before watching this video?

Yes
6%
106 votes
No
94%
1,644 votes
Can you mention any other creatures with such a huge difference in size between the male and the female? If you can, please mention it in the comments below.

2. Can you mention any other creatures with such a huge difference in size between the male and the female? If you can, please mention it in the comments below.

Yes
7%
124 votes
No
93%
1,626 votes
The male, though permanently fused to the female's belly, was still surprisingly agile and flexible. Are there any other creatures you can mention that live fused to each other permanently, or for long periods of time without damaging each other?

3. The male, though permanently fused to the female's belly, was still surprisingly agile and flexible. Are there any other creatures you can mention that live fused to each other permanently, or for long periods of time without damaging each other?

Yes
7%
128 votes
No
93%
1,622 votes
The anglerfish can rarely survive when taken out of the ocean. Is there any other creature you can mention that dies almost immediately when captured for research?

4. The anglerfish can rarely survive when taken out of the ocean. Is there any other creature you can mention that dies almost immediately when captured for research?

Yes
10%
176 votes
No
90%
1,574 votes
05/03/2018 Education 1975 32 By: LBP

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