Trivia question for Jan-18-2011

Posted on Jan 23, 2011 in Trivia

Having a soft-heart for the odd and peculiar, Olivia decided to pick this odd looking character for tonight’s trivia, so here goes:

This fish is able to distend both its jaw and its stomach to enormous size, allowing it to swallow prey up to twice as large as its entire body.  One family of this species is of commercial interest. In Europe and North America, the tail meat of this fish (also known as goosefish or monkfish), is widely used in cooking, and is often compared to lobster tail in taste and texture.  So here’s the question;  Can you tell us what this is and how big they get?

Good Luck


The fish we featured is known as an Anglerfish.  They are bony fish named for their characteristic mode of predation, wherein a fleshy growth from the fish’s head acts as a lure; this is considered similar to angling.  As for their size, their length ranges from 8-inches up to 3.3 ft and their weight ranges up to 110-lbs.

Here is more on these wierd looking fish: Anglerfish

Thanks for playing along 😉