Atlantic flashlightfish

The Atlantic flashlightfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 25 - 200 m environment.

* Atlantic flashlightfish, Kryptophanaron alfredi, found in the Caribbean * Parmops coruscans, found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, and as far west as Tahiti and the Society Islands. More

Atlantic flashlightfish has a greenish-white light organ under each eye which the fish can switch on and off at will. As with many bioluminescent ocean creatures, marine biologists are unsure of the fish More

Common names

Atlantic flashlightfish in English
Atlantisk lanterneøjefisk in Danish (dansk)
Carribean anomalopid fish in English
Luminous fish in English
Phosphorescent fish in English
阿氏隐灯眼鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
阿氏隱燈眼鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Beryciformes
Family : Anomalopidae
Genus : Kryptophanaron
Species : Kryptophanaron alfredi
Authority : Silvester and Fowler, 1926