141565 Angler Lophius piscatorius Length to 200cm
Large, flattened and unmistakable fish. Favours sandy substrates; sometimes seen in shallows, but also in deeper water. Adult has a proportionately large head and tapering tail end. Lies in wait for prey, attracted by slender fishing ‘lure’; these are engulfed by huge mouth, armed with sharp teeth. Marbled brown and buff colours provide good camouflage on seabed. Widespread and fairly common only in W and SW.