Taken with Apple iPhone 3GS camera August 11th 2010. Click image for larger view.
Here is a picture of a fish called angler fish (Lophius piscatorius) that I caught in a herring net this summer. It was not a big fish, but the angler was a pleasant surprise as I have never caught one of these before either with a fishing rod or in in my fishing nets. It was also a new experience to fillet the fish as it had a pretty tough skin.
The angler fish is also known as fishing-frog, frog-fish and sea-devil. This is a predatory fish that live on the seabed along the coast of Norway. There it lives of prey that the fish attracts with a “rod” on its head. Anglerfish live mainly of other fish, but it can even catch diving birds.
The specimen I received in the herring net was not big, but anglerfish can weigh up to 100 kg with a world record at 99.4 kg caught near Bergen in Norway.
Note: This picture was taken with an Apple iPhone 3GS so it is not the best quality.
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Information about the picture:
Camera: Apple iPhone 3GS
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/167)
Focal Length: 3.9 mm
ISO Speed: 70
Location: Laupstad (AndÃ¸rja), Troms in Northern Norway
4 thoughts on “Picture of angler fish (Lophius piscatorius) caught in herring net – also known as fishing-frog, frog-fish and sea-devil”
Bloomin heck tis an ugly fish and a blog post from you, not sure which is more shocking 🙂
He looks pretty mean 🙂
Hehe, hello Claire!!
Hej Mike, Actually the ugly and mean anglerfish is actually a female. See my article on that fish posted at http://www.icr.org/article/6538 . Frankly, I’d rather eat lutefisk every week for a year than try to eat something as ugly as a female angler-fish! : ) JJSJ
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