|Hi there, can angler fish eat other angler fish?|
|Question Date: 2019-04-10|
If the angler fish doing the eating is big enough,
yes, it can eat other angler fish. There are more
than one kind of angler fish.
You will like to read more about "angles fish"
on our website,
This is species dependent, but it appears that
some angler fish do (page 62, paragraph
titled Cannibalism) prey on their own species.
This is perhaps unsurprising since angler fish are
opportunistic feeders and more or less take
what they can get and what they can handle. As
ScienceLine, a special feature of angler
fish allows them to take
advantage of as much as possible: they have
distending jaws and expandable stomachs,
meaning they can eat other fish which are larger
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