Lantern fish

The jewel lanternfish, Lampanyctus crocodilus, is a lanternfish of the family Myctophidae, found in west Mediterranean Sea and north Atlantic Ocean .

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

The lantern fish is an important link in the food chain and also plays the role of indicator species for many economically important groups like tuna, sharks, squids,grenadiers, dolphins, whales etc; and also sea birds (penguins),which prey on them. 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

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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

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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

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

Atlantic, lantern fish biomass has been estimated at 18-million tonnes. Here, a sporadic purse-seine fishery has been developed on a shelf-living species (Lampanyctodes hectoris). It has accounted for up to 10% (42 000 metric tonnes) of the total South African pelagic fish catch. More

Order : Myctophiformes
Family : Myctophidae
Genus : Lampanyctus
Species : Lampanyctus crocodilus
Authority : Risso, 1810