Angler / Monkfish skull Lophius piscatorius on stand
This is a really lovely specimen of the skull of the European Angler or Monkfish Lophius piscatorius cleaned and mounted on a stand. It really shows the relative size of the jaws in this species and the wicked looking teeth. You can understand how once a fish prey gets in that, there is slim chance of escape.
This skull is from a small specimen as it measures 8.5cm across and 11cm from top to bottom and including the stand is 13cm high. It has been cleaned, dried and mounted as you can see from the photos.
This is a really nice example of these skulls and a fascinating specimen.