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Pearlsides – a row of pearls in the deep - Published by admin at 8:59 pm under Fish and fishing Pearlside. Photo: A Fish Blog This fish is not bigger than your little finger. More

the pearlsides (Maurolicus, the type genus) do actually belong in the Maurolicinae, it is unlikely that the two-subfamily arrangement is correct. It may even be that the Maurolicinae are just an indiscriminate assemblage of unrelated basal Sternoptychidae and are altogether invalid. More

commonly known as pearlsides, but the Brilliant Pearlside is the related Argyripnus iridescens... More

are commonly known as pearlsides, but the Brilliant Pearlside is the related Argyripnus iridescens. Occasionally, "bristle-mouth fishes" is used as a common name, but that usually refers to the genus Argyripnus or the family Gonostomatidae. More

the pearlsides, with its herring-like coloration (p. 88) differs strikingly from the lanternfish, which has a black back overlaid with silver; and probably the headlight fish as well. More

first time that pearlsides have been observed being preyed upon by their hoki predators. More

numerous pearlsides, moving towards the surface at night. More

Common names

Acciuga Maria Luisa in Italian (Italiano)
Anchoa de fondo in Spanish (español)
Hatchetfish in English
Isik baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Işık balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Iyhtysukasuu in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kyuri-eso in Japanese (日本語)
Kyuurieso in Japanese (日本語)
Lachshering in German (Deutsch)
Lachsherring in German (Deutsch)
Laksesild in Danish (dansk)
Laksesild in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Laksesild in Norwegian (Norsk)
Lakssild in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Laxsill in Swedish (Svenska)
Leuchtsardine in German (Deutsch)
Lichtend sprotje in Dutch (Nederlands)
Luciérnaga perlada in Spanish (español)
Maurolico in Italian (Italiano)
Maurolique de miller in French (français)
Maurolique de Müller in French (français)
Mauryk in Polish (polski)
Mueller's bristle-mouth fish in English
Muller's bristlemouth fish in English
Muller's pearlsides in English
Muller's pearsides in English
Norræna gulldepla in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Pearl-side in English
Pearl-side in Ukrainian (українська мова)
Pearlfish in English
pearlside in English
Pearlsides in English
Pesciu cougoermaru in Italian (Italiano)
Pez hacha in Spanish (español)
Pisci diavulu in Italian (Italiano)
Silvery lightfish in English
Trbobrošic in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Trbobrošic in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Yoalaakaci in Spanish (español)
佩氏暗光魚 in Mandarin Chinese
佩氏暗光鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
穆氏暗光魚 in Mandarin Chinese
穆氏暗光鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
앨퉁이 in Korean (한국어)

Order : Stomiiformes
Family : Sternoptychidae
Genus : Maurolicus
Species : Maurolicus japonicus
Authority : Gmelin, 1789