How to Draw an Anglerfish

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Anglerfish in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Anglerfish.

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How to Draw an Anglerfish - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Interesting Facts about Anglerfish

Anglerfish live deep at the bottom of the Atlantic and Antarctic oceans, where it is dark and rather lonely. Anglerfish got their name because of a feature that only females have: a spine above their mouth that looks like a fishing pole. “Angler” is another word used for someone who fishes using a rod. The spine actually glows like a light, and this attracts its prey. If you ever watched “Finding Nemo,” then you are familiar with the female anglerfish and the light on its head.

Did You Know?

  • The average size of an anglerfish is similar to a teacup. Female anglerfish are larger than males.
  • Not all anglerfish live at the bottom of the ocean. Some can be found in open water.
  • Anglerfish are bony fish and they have what look like spikes on their bodies. The spikes on their body protect them from being eaten; they have almost no predators.
  • Anglerfish have wide mouths, which lets them eat anything both bigger and smaller than them.

Male anglerfish are parasites; they latch onto the females. The male’s body eventually combines with the female’s body, as if they are one anglerfish. Some female anglerfish can carry six or more males.