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- n. Plural form of anglerfish.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Scientists have already described 18 different families of anglerfishes and this is probably a 19th, Pietsch says.
As most anglerfishes, batfishes have a dorsal fin that is modified into a spine or lure, although their lure excretes a fluid to reel in prey instead of bio-illuminating.
Did the cuttlefish imitate anglerfishes when it was "walking" around?