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  • The Caulophrynines present a combination of remarkable characters. The antepectoral region or "head" is remarkably large—even larger than the rest of the body, the mouth very deeply cleft and little oblique, and the pectoral fins are large; the dorsal and anal are not only multiradiate, but most of the rays greatly prolonged.

    --Theodore Gill, 1909, "Angler fishes: their kinds and ways", Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for 1908, p. 585

    June 19, 2010

  • This word is misspelled. It should be "y" before the "r": caulophrynine, pertaining to the genus of deep sea angler fish Caulophryne.

    April 20, 2014