Lantern fish

The Lantern fish lives in the bathypelagic, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 0 - 1000 m environment.

Lantern Fish, one of a group of about 100 species of fish that live chiefly at great depths in the ocean. The name comes from the cluster of glowing spots on the body. More

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The horned lantern fish occurs in the Pacific Ocean from Baja California south to the Marquesas Islands and the Gulf of California. More

Lantern fish themselves have been found to feed on bits of plastic debris accumulating in the oceans. More

Some of these species, such as lantern fish, have even developed their own artificial means of generating light. Lantern fish are so called on account of the special light-producing organs that are found in their skin. More

Some lantern fish live in the depths to 300 metres (about 1,000 feet) by day, but at night they may approach the surface. Others live deeper and do not approach the surface. More

Lantern Fish or lantern-fish are a type of fish. They emit a mustard colored light from their chests. Sea Elves use them to light their homes baiting them with bits of sea moss. They are also known to follow Aquatic Dragons around. More

lantern fish Any of numerous species of marine fish found in Atlantic and Mediterranean waters, especially Diaphus rafinesquiei. It is identified by light organs along its sides, and is found in deep water during the day and near the surface at night. Length: 7.5cm (3in). More

The Lantern fish is a vertical migrator. Every night it swims to the surface looking for food. During the day it avoids the competition and dangerous predators at the surface by waiting in the aphotic zone. More

1 cm, the Warming’s lantern fish has a depth range from 20 to 1500 m. They are reported to be common around the south of South Africa and the Indian Ocean. Young fish, measuring from 1.5 to 1.9 cm, do apparently not migrate. More

Common names

Firefly lanternfish in English
Lantern fish in English
Linternilla in Spanish (español)
Pez linterna in Spanish (español)
Pez linterna cabezo in Spanish (español)
Tsumari-donguri-hadaka in Japanese (日本語)
近壮灯鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
近壯燈魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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