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Melanocetidae


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(subclass Actino-pterygii, order Lophiiformes)

A small family of deep-sea anglerfish that have a very large head, an illicium, and a short body. The jaws of the huge mouth bear many sharp teeth. There are about nine species found at depths of 50–2000 m in all major oceans.

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