Angler Dino Dossier
Common Name: Angler
Species: Melanocetus Anglerpescum
Time: Early Cretaceous – Holocene
Temperament: Aggressive and skittish
The Angler fish was released in the most current patch of the game, version 223.0. The Angler was released with another creature called the Kairuku.
The Angler Fish is both tamable and rideable. It can be found most commonly in the northeast most waters on the map, and in the southeast most waters. The Angler Fish is dangerous so approach with caution and be prepared for a long fight in order to tame this beast. The fish’s favorite kibble is kibble from a Kairuku egg. Using this kibble will speed up the taming process by about 5 times.
The fish’s other preferred food is raw meat and Raw Prime Meat. Cooking both of these will of course decrease the time it takes to tame the fish. Killing this fish will drop Angler Gel and Raw Meat. Angler Gel is a fuel source that can only be obtained by killing Angler Fish. 1 Angler Gel can light a campfire for 5 and a half minutes, a cooking pot for 5 and a half minutes, a refining forge for 5 and a half minute, and a standing torch for 1 hour and 13 minutes. This gel is the longest lasting fuel source and when used on a standing torch, the flame become a nice blue color. Harvesting the gel from the fish is the most efficient way to keep your fires burning.
So, if you are not in need of taming one, I suggest farming some of these so you can have an efficient way to keep all of your fires going without having to waste some of your other resources. This fish is rideable which means you will need to construct a saddle in order to ride it. It uses the most basic saddle and applying it will give you the ability to ride it after taming.
Wild: Whether its size is caused by adaptation to the island’s other inhabitants, or by cross-breeding with another larger species, Melanocetus Anglerpescumis the largest form of Anglerfish I’ve ever heard of. Typically found only among the deepest, darkest expanses of the ocean, this creature preys on smaller fish while being an excellent source of food for larger predators.
Domesticated: Exploring the depths of the ocean can be difficult. The cold, the lack of air, and the shocking absence of light combine to make travel very dangerous. A tamed Anglerfish can use the natural light at the end of its stalks to illuminate the depths, making exploration not only safer, but more lucrative. Furthermore, these luminescent nodules can be harvested to create long-lasting organic light emplacements for surface dwellings!
Known Information: Melanocetus has an array of bioluminescent light pods at the end of stalks on its head. Like typical Anglerfish, it primarily uses these to attract smaller fish and trick them into coming close enough for Melanocetus to consume the prey. This often makes wild Melanocetus itself relatively easy to spot among the briny depths.