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Deep Sea Fish - Melanocetus johnsonii...
Deep Sea Fish - Melanocetus johnsonii $2 .925 silver. PF68 NGC graded coin.
The firth release from "Deep Sea Fish" series, marks the Melanocetus johnsonii commonly called humpback anglerfish or black seadevil, struck of sterling silver in proof quality. Unique coloring technique with realistic colors. High requested series.
Mintage: only 1,000 pieces worldwide.
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|Country :||Pitcairn Islands|
|Face Value :||2 Dollars|
|Metal :||.925 Silver|
|Weight :||1/2 oz|
|Size :||35.00 mm|
|Mintage :||Only 1,000 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Deep Sea Fish|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||NGC Certification Number 3477888-010|
The humpback anglerfish or common black devil, Melanocetus johnsonii, is a deep-sea anglerfish in the family Melanocetidae, found in tropical to temperate parts of all oceans at depths of up to 2,000 meters (6,600 feet). Its length is up to 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) for males and up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) for females.
Male humpback angler fish are much smaller than the females, being no more than 3 cm (just over an inch) long, whereas the female typically reaches 18 cm (7 inches) in length. Hump back angler fish remain free swimming into adulthood, which is not the case with other deep sea anglerfish: with these, males swim freely when young, but before reaching adulthood the male will fix itself permanently to the rear of the female's body, living thereafter as a parasite of the female. The male's internal organs now atrophy as the fish shares the female's blood and becomes simply a sperm provider as required.
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