The Hairy Angler is grim. It looks utterly furious and will probably consume your soul as you stand there, using nothing but its beady glare before eating the rest of you. She's a female, of course.
All those stringy things about her aren't the fish equivalent of Medusa'a writhing snakes, they're sensory filaments to feel her surroundings as she quietly sneers into the darkness. Her fins also end in more of these filaments and it all looks very scary indeed. She's also (whisper it) kinda fat.
She must surely be the mother-in-law from Hell.
My mother-in-law came to stay. I said "my house is your house" so she sold it.
You can thank someone from Vaudeville for that one, I can't remember who.
Can you believe she's only about 15 cm long? They have been found in various parts of the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Oceans at depths between 900 and 1,250 metres. Parasitic males have also been found. He's less than an inch long and is stuck to her side, a mere appendage. Does that make her the wife from Hell? He's a bit more than just hen-pecked but then he doesn't even have to feed himself. Maybe it's just a normal, happy marriage? Maybe that's what she looks like when she's blissfully happy?