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Krøyer's Deep Sea Angler Fish
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Female with a parasitic male, preparation at the Museum of Zoologie in Sankt Petersburg
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Lophiiformes
Family Ceratiidae
Genus Ceratias
Species Ceratias holboelli

The Krøyer's deep sea angler fish, (Ceratias holboelli), is a seadevil of the family Ceratiidae, found in all oceans, at depths of 1,000-2,000 m (3,300-6,600 ft). Its length is 50–75 cm (20–28 in).

The species scientific epithet commemorates Carl Peter Holbøll - a Danish civil servant and early explorer of the fauna of Greenland.

Humpback Anglerfish