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Sampling via deep trawling indicates that lanternfish account for as much as 65% of all deep sea fish biomass. Indeed, lanternfish are among the most widely distributed, populous, and diverse of all vertebrates, playing an important ecological role as prey for larger organisms. More

The life of the lanternfish (Family Myctophidae) is similar to that of most common deep sea fish - it doesn't grow very big (roughly 6 inches in adulthood), attracts food and mates using patches of bioluminescent bacteria on its skin, and migrates into shallower water at night to More

Lanternfish are a mesopelagic species that migrate from the deep midwater (800-1000 m) to shallower depths (200 - 300 m) during the night. They migrate at night to feed and avoid predation from larger species, and return back to the deep midwater during the day. More

lanternfish also account for much of the biomass responsible for the deep scattering layer of the world's oceans. In the Southern Ocean, Myctophids provide an alternative food resource to krill for predators such as squid and the King Penguin. More

Lanternfish get their name from the rows of glowing lights, called photophores, that run long the lengths of their bodies. They are used for counter-illumination and signalling in the dark of the deep sea. Subspecies There are more than 250 species. More

The lanternfish is a common, deep-sea dweller that has many light-producing organs along its body, especially the belly. This fish lives in a dark environment, and its bio-luminescent organs light up as the lanternfish swims. More

This specimen of this thin lanternfish came up in especially good condition. These small fishes usually lose their scales very easily. Lanternfishes belong in the family Myctophidae, a large of family of hundreds of species of small fishes, typically less than 10 cm long. More

This lanternfish is silvery when alive, the silver underlain on the back with deep brownish black, the sides below the lateral line, and the belly varying (below the silver) from dark brown to dusky gray, or even to white finely dotted with gray. More

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Size of LanternfishTypical of its family, with its blunt, rounded head and large eyes, the lanternfish has many light-producing organs, or photophores, arranged in short rows and groups on its body. More

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photophores , help lanternfish survive in the darkness of the deep sea! The pattern of photophores along the side of its body help the lanternfish find members of its own species. More

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lanternfish definition lan·tern·fish (-fis̸h′) noun pl. More

Common names

Divertido in Portuguese (Português)
Escolarinho in Portuguese (Português)
Lanternfish in English
Lobisomem in Portuguese (Português)
太宁壮灯鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
太寧壯燈魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Myctophiformes
Family : Myctophidae
Genus : Hygophum
Species : Hygophum macrochir
Authority : Becker, 1965