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[lan-tern-fish] /ˈlæn tərnˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) lanternfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) lanternfishes.
any of several small, deep-sea fishes of the family Myctophidae, having rows of luminous organs along each side, certain species of which migrate to the surface at night.
Origin of lanternfish
First recorded in 1745-55; lantern + fish Unabridged
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lantern fish

any small deep-sea teleost fish of the family Myctophidae, having a series of luminescent spots along the body
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