The humpback anglerfish or blackdevil, Melanocetus johnsonii, is a deep-sea anglerfish in the family Melanocetidae, found in tropical to temperate parts of all oceans at depths of up to 2,000 meters .

The Blackdevil lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 100 - 4500 m , usually 100 - 1500 m environment.

The Humpback Blackdevil is a soft-bodied fish that lacks scales and pelvic fins. It has a large head and mouth, with long pointed teeth. There is a short illicium with a bulbous esca on the snout. Live fish are black. More

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The common blackdevil angler is a deep sea species with a rounded body, soft, thin bones and jelly-like flesh. They are inky black for camouflage in the dark waters of the deep. More

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Common names

Blackdevil in English
Buckliger Anglerfisch in German (Deutsch)
Cá vẩy chân in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Humpback anglerfish in English
Humpback blackdevil in English
johnson's black anglerfish in English
Johnsons klumpangler in Danish (dansk)
Melanocetus johnsonii in French (français)
Melanocetus johnsonii in Polish (polski)
Negro in Spanish (español)
Perikan-ankô in Japanese (日本語)
約氏黑犀魚 in Mandarin Chinese
约氏黑犀鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
约氏黑鲸鮟鱇 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Melanocetidae
Genus : Melanocetus
Species : Melanocetus johnsonii
Authority : G