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Anglerfish ovary cross-section

James E. Hayden, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.

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Anglerfish ovary cross-section 

This image captures the spiral-shaped ovary of an anglerfish in cross-section. Once matured, these eggs will be released in a gelatinous, floating mass. For some species of anglerfish, this egg mass can be up to 3 feet long and include nearly 200,000 eggs.

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This page last reviewed on August 30, 2017