3. Kroyer’s Deep Sea Angler Fish

Image of the Deep Sea Angler Fish in the ROM's Biodiversity Gallery.

Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Level 2, Centre Block

Keep going further into the gallery till you come across a central display with a very long fish. Right below the elongated fish (known as the Crested Oarfish) is our friend, the Kroyer's Deep Sea angler fish.

The Deep Sea Angler Fish is found 3000 meters below the ocean’s surface. It’s very difficult to survive in these dark, cold conditions, especially as there are few prey species at those depths. The large mouth and long, sharp teeth of the Angler Fish help capture prey two times longer than itself!

Fun Fact

The name Angler Fish comes from the fishing-rod like antenna that hangs over its mouth. The little flap of tissue at the end of the rod is bio-luminescent, meaning it projects light to attract its prey.

About the Gallery

The Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity is our space to explore and display life on planet Earth: life in the recent past, now and in the future. Through this gallery, we raise awareness of the challenges facing the conservation, diversity and survival of life on Earth.

More Gallery Highlights

  • Giant Anteater
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • American Bison

3. Kroyer’s Deep Sea Angler Fish

Image of the Deep Sea Angler Fish in the ROM's Biodiversity Gallery.

Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Level 2, Centre Block

Keep going further into the gallery till you come across a central display with a very long fish. Right below the elongated fish (known as the Crested Oarfish) is our friend, the Kroyer's Deep Sea angler fish.

The Deep Sea Angler Fish is found 3000 meters below the ocean’s surface. It’s very difficult to survive in these dark, cold conditions, especially as there are few prey species at those depths. The large mouth and long, sharp teeth of the Angler Fish help capture prey two times longer than itself!

Fun Fact

The name Angler Fish comes from the fishing-rod like antenna that hangs over its mouth. The little flap of tissue at the end of the rod is bio-luminescent, meaning it projects light to attract its prey.

About the Gallery

The Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity is our space to explore and display life on planet Earth: life in the recent past, now and in the future. Through this gallery, we raise awareness of the challenges facing the conservation, diversity and survival of life on Earth.

More Gallery Highlights

  • Giant Anteater
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • American Bison

3. Kroyer’s Deep Sea Angler Fish

Image of the Deep Sea Angler Fish in the ROM's Biodiversity Gallery.

Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Level 2, Centre Block

Keep going further into the gallery till you come across a central display with a very long fish. Right below the elongated fish (known as the Crested Oarfish) is our friend, the Kroyer's Deep Sea angler fish.

The Deep Sea Angler Fish is found 3000 meters below the ocean’s surface. It’s very difficult to survive in these dark, cold conditions, especially as there are few prey species at those depths. The large mouth and long, sharp teeth of the Angler Fish help capture prey two times longer than itself!

Fun Fact

The name Angler Fish comes from the fishing-rod like antenna that hangs over its mouth. The little flap of tissue at the end of the rod is bio-luminescent, meaning it projects light to attract its prey.

About the Gallery

The Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity is our space to explore and display life on planet Earth: life in the recent past, now and in the future. Through this gallery, we raise awareness of the challenges facing the conservation, diversity and survival of life on Earth.

More Gallery Highlights

  • Giant Anteater
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • American Bison