Results for - Mating Anglerfish
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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?
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.
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?
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?