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Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:44 pm
willie Level 9 Member
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Anglerfish so rarely find a mate than when they do, the male fuses to the female forever. (The male is sticking out of the bottom.)


The immunological implications of fusing two different tissue types have finally been explained, ... e-44455765.

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:21 pm
Passionfish Level 20 Member
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Now that is interesting and grotesque at the same time.
In the report, various species of anglerfish use different mating adhesion. One species a male will adhere a number of females. Once adhered, the fish retain reproductive systems but lose gills and digestive systems, so that one set of gills and one digestive system serve all adhered members.
Like a complete unknown

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