The phantom anglerfish (Haplophryne mollis) lacks pigmentation, and the female (shown here with a male attached to her ventral side) is rounded, with spines above the eyes and behind the mouth. The tiny male attaches itself to the female and is parasitic. Several males may attach to one female.
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