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Angler


When it's mature, the male angler's digestive system degenerates, making him incapable of feeding independently. His sensitive olfactory organs help him sniff out a female anglerfish. When he finds one, he bites into her skin, and releases an enzyme that digests the skin of his mouth and her body, fusing the pair down to the blood-vessel level. He then atrophies into nothing more than a pair of gonads, which releases sperm in response to hormones indicating egg release. This extreme sexual dimorphism ensures that, when the female is ready to spawn, she has a mate immediately available.
[She knows who her baby's Daddy is.]

5 comments:

  1. not so bad yourself there bud, hows life treating you where are you working now a days ?

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  2. Cool blog Dennis!
    We met at Samanta's Birthday 2 weeks back..
    I was wondering, are you guys still looking for artists at Piranha?
    Let me know if I can send you a copy of my stuff, or bring it by in person sometime.. whatever is best.

    Thanks!

    Jesse

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  3. Yeah, sick eh??? This drawing is still rad, though.

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