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Found in a lake?

I know this article is probably canon, but to mmy mind it's deeply suspect; as shown in Finding Nemo, anglerfish are not only saltwater fish but also deep fish (they live in depths where sunlight can't penetrate, hence their light). Most deep fish, being evolved to cope with the enormous pressures at such depths, explode if brought to the surface; even if an anglerfish didn't explode, if placed in a freshwater lake it would probably die from lack of salinity. -- RobertATfm (talk) 11:19, May 2, 2013 (UTC)

It's canon in the same way that the snake in the first book having winked at Harry is canon. You're welcome to make a Behind the scenes about it, though, and mention it there. ProfessorTofty (talk) 14:34, May 2, 2013 (UTC)

According to further researh (a Google search) I've done, there are some shallow-water anglerfish, and even some freshwater ones which live in river estuaries. However, I have yet to find one capable of living in lake water (which would be too fresh and too cold); and there is definitely at least one inacccuracy in the article as it stands, namely that the esca of an anglerfish is only a light in the deep-water varieties (in the shallow-water varieties, a light would be useless by day). This article definitely needs attention from someone who knows more about marine biology than I do. -- RobertATfm (talk) 06:41, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

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