Background information
Feature films Finding Nemo
Up (cameo)
Television programs
Video games Finding Nemo
Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition
Park attractions The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Crush's Coaster
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Frank Welker
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Deep Sea Anglerfish
Other names
Personality Furious, vicious, ruthless, angry, hungry, violent, scary, brutal
Appearance Beefy anglerfish, bulbous eyes with large, spectral lids, glowing dorsal fin, lure
Occupation Deep Sea Anglerfish
Goal To eat Marlin and Dory (Failed)
To eat anyone she sees
To eat Blenny (Failed)
Home The Abyssopelagic Zone
Enemies Marlin, Dory, Blenny
Likes Food
Dislikes Her food escaping
Powers and abilities Glowing appendage, bioluminescence, fast swimming
Weapons Fangs
Fate Gets eaten by Blenny with his giant bite after the ending credits.
Quote "Roar!"

The Anglerfish is one of the minor antagonists in the 2003 Disney/Pixar animated film, Finding Nemo.

Role in the film

In Finding Nemo, the anglerfish entices Marlin and Dory in a dark chasm with her glowing dorsal fin before chasing them, as the two fish try to search for P. Sherman's diving mask. Eventually, she gets caught in the mask around a rock, immobilizing it, but not before attempting one last bite at Marlin and Dory.

After the credits of the movie, the anglerfish is eaten by Blenny (who overcomes his fear of sharks and other scary fish) in a single bite.


  • The anglerfish is female, as only females possess the glowing bait that characterizes the species. They are also larger and more dangerous than males, who are 40 times smaller than females.
  • The anglerfish makes a cameo appearance in Up during Carl and Muntz's fight when Muntz strikes one of his exhibits with his sword.