Precocious sexual parasitism in the deep sea ceratioid anglerfish, Cryptopsaras couesi Gill

@article{Pietsch1975PrecociousSP,
  title={Precocious sexual parasitism in the deep sea ceratioid anglerfish, Cryptopsaras couesi Gill},
  author={T. Pietsch},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1975},
  volume={256},
  pages={38-40}
}
THE eleven families and nearly one hundred species of ceratioid anglerfish are distributed throughout the world's oceans below a depth of 500 m. The Ceratiidae, with two monotypic genera, Ceratias Kröyer and Cryptopsaras Gill, is one of four ceratioid families whose members exhibit a peculiar and unique mode of reproduction in which dwarfed males become permanently and parasitically attached to the body of a relatively gigantic female. Males of this family have large, forwardly directed eyes… Expand
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