As in other anglerfishes, males are one-tenth the size of females and, after larval and adolescent free-living stages, spend the rest of their lives parasitically attached to a female. The fanfin has a small, spherical body with long protuberances.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2005). "Caulophrynidae" in FishBase. February 2005 version.
- Theodore W. Pietsch (2005). "Caulophrynidae". Tree of Life web project. Retrieved 4 April 2006.
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