One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A deep-sea fish that has light organs on its body, seen chiefly when it rises to the surface at night.
Family Myctophidae: several genera and species
- ‘Midwater species, such as lanternfishes, hatchetfishes and dragonfishes have rows of lights along the underside of the body, probably for mating and identification as well as foraging.’
- ‘Octopi, lanternfish, sharks, dolphin… you name it and it was there.’
- ‘Ayres found a lanternfish at Old Man's Harbor ‘rolled and chafed by the tide’ on 31 October 1841.’
- ‘Diet consists of squid, octopus, anchovies, lanternfish, hoki, and sometimes penguins.’
- ‘The Galaxoidea, in turn, are paraphyletic and contain the Stomiiformes (lanternfishes) which are often regarded as part of the Stenopterygii.’
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