family Lophiidae


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Noun1.family Lophiidae - large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Pediculati, Pediculati - anglers and batfishes; spiny-finned marine fishes having pectoral fins at the ends of armlike processes and a long movable spine on the dorsal fin to lure prey to the large mouth
genus Lophius, Lophius - type genus of family Lophiidae
angler fish, anglerfish, goosefish, Lophius Americanus, lotte, allmouth, monkfish, angler - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
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Finally, the semicystic kind of spermatogenesis has been described only once before in the family Lophiidae, for Blackmouth Angler (Lophiomus setigerus) (Yoneda et al.