In the Atlantic ocean, the Black sea and off the coast of India dwells amazing and a bit scary fish monkfish .With it is associated a very curious phenomenon. For a long time researchers could not understand why all the water harvested from fish of this species are invariably females. As they multiplied.
Only after the beginning of the heavy deep-sea studies have found out that monkfish has developed a unique mechanism of reproduction. It turned out that the male and female fish monkfish differ in size a thousand times. The female is a large part of his life spent in the coastal zone and can grow up to two meters long, and the male also reaches only a few centimeters and lives at great depths, where is the justice in this world = ( . This was established when he was discovered living at depths of more than two hundred meters tiny fish acerated. Caught deep-sea dredges of acaracide were always males. Only after painstaking research revealed that acerated is (many readers probably already guessed it) a male sea devil, and not a separate species or a subspecies.
To find such a small male helped another feature of the sea devil — the annual migration of huge females on the depth taken by them for the purpose of procreation.
There, in depth,the marriage ceremony takes place as follows: the male bites sharp teeth into the skin of the female, and in a few weeks the fish are fused. They have a single circulatory system, with which the male receives nutrients, probably sounds creepy and disgusting, but such is mother nature
In this process of “unification” the little male off the fins and even the eyes. It will never exist separately from the females: they both rise from the dark cold depths to the surface of the water. The female lays eggs, and the male milk moisturizes it.
Each female lays up to three million eggs, which form the tape length of over ten meters. After the male will moisten the eggs with its milk, it is removed from the female’s body and dies, giving place to his successor.
Comes to mind only one thing:
“But there is no sadder story in the world
Than the story of Romeo and Juliet.”
Ichthyologists explain this method of propagation is the fact that at great depths the fish are hard to find each other. Therefore, the female sea devils and got, say, pocket partner.
Finally, dear readers, spread the video about this amazing fish is a fish monkfish .