Anglerfish, the master of disguise, is capable of adapting their appearance to suit their environment. Instead of swimming, they use their fins to slowly prowl the seafloor in search of prey – like small fish and squid. Within its bag of tricks, this anglerfish possesses a rather unusual tool. A biological lure – known as an esca – protrudes from its forehead. Resembling a wriggling worm, it tempts prey from the safety of cover.
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