Dive site Kahekili Beach Park, max depth 48 feet / 14.6 m. Had some trouble with my strobe on photos from the first half of the dive.
Never seen anything like it? Possibably washed ashore in winter currents or discarded by trawler etc? If anyone could ID would be great. Photo taken by Jeremy Warden.
Washed up on shore.
Anglerfishes are members of the teleost order Lophiiformes /ˌlɒfiːəˈfɔrmiːz/. They are bony fishes named for their characteristic mode of predation, in which a fleshy growth from the fish's head (the esca or illicium) acts as a lure.