lanternfish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lanternfish small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lanternfish The smooth sole.
    • n lanternfish Any fish belonging to the family Myctophidæ: most of them are of the deep seas, and have luminous spots or photophores.
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Usage

In literature:

Atlantic fin whales eat a wide variety of foods, including krill, capelin, squid, herring, and lanternfish.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
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In news:

The elephant seals primarily prey on lanternfish, which are bioluminescent — they naturally give off a glow .
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