or lan·tern fish
[ lan-tern-fish ]
/ ˈlæn tərnˌfɪʃ /
noun, plural (especially collectively) lan·tern·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) lan·tern·fish·es.
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for lanternfish
any small deep-sea teleost fish of the family Myctophidae, having a series of luminescent spots along the body
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