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