lanternfish


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lan·tern·fish

 (lăn′tərn-fĭsh′)
n. pl. lanternfish or lan·tern·fish·es
Any of numerous small deep-sea fishes of the family Myctophidae that have bioluminescent light organs on the head and sides and that often swim to the surface at night.

lan•tern•fish

(ˈlæn tərnˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any small, deep-sea fish of the family Myctophidae, having rows of luminous organs along each side.
[1745–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lanternfish - small fish having rows of luminous organs along each sidelanternfish - small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
family Myctophidae, Myctophidae - deep-sea fishes comprising the lantern fishes
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In addition to the 10 stomachs examined for this study, another stomach was dissected and examined at sea by a NEFOP observer who retained only 14 otoliths: 9 Marlin-spike (Nezumia bairdii) and 5 Cocco's Lanternfish (Lobianchia gemellarii).
Fossil lanternfish otoliths of California, with notes on fossil Myctophidae of North America.
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acutus on the continental slope contained 7750 otoliths of the Madeira lanternfish (Ceratoscopelus maderensis).