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Prickly anglerfish

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The prickly anglerfish (Himantolophus appelii) is a footballfish of the family Himantolophidae, found around the world in the southern oceans (apart from eastern Pacific), in deep water. Its length is up to 40 cm (16 in). It is a mesopelagic species.

Prickly anglerfish
Prickly anglerfish.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Himantolophidae
Genus: Himantolophus
Species: H. appelii
Binomial name
Himantolophus appelii
(F. E. Clarke, 1878)

Named in honour of Mr Appel who provided F. E. Clarke with a specimen.[1]


  1. ^ Clarke, F. E. (1877). "On two new Fishes". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 10: 244. Retrieved 18 June 2015.