Dimorphism, parasitism, and sex revisited: modes of reproduction among deep-sea ceratioid anglerfishes (Teleostei: Lophiiformes)

@article{Pietsch2005DimorphismPA,
  title={Dimorphism, parasitism, and sex revisited: modes of reproduction among deep-sea ceratioid anglerfishes (Teleostei: Lophiiformes)},
  author={Theodore W. Pietsch},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={52},
  pages={207-236}
}
  • T. Pietsch
  • Published 25 August 2005
  • Biology
  • Ichthyological Research
Sexual parasitism, a remarkable mode of reproduction unique to some members of the deep-sea anglerfish suborder Ceratioidei, in which males are dwarfed and become permanently attached to much larger females, is described in a number of previously unreported specimens and taxa. Although generally attributed to all ceratioids, and despite more than a sevenfold increase in the number of known parasitized females in collections throughout the world in the past 50 years, the phenomenon is… 
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