Dragonfish

Dragonfish

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Credit: DANTE FENOLIO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pachystomias microdon, a dragonfish, is a predatory fish living in deep mesopelagic waters. It has photophores on its face that produce red light and allow it to see red prey items, like prawns. This individual was captured in a trawl between 1000 and 1500 meters depth in the Gulf of Mexico, 2007.

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Keywords: animal, bathypelagic, bioluminescence, bioluminescent, captive, captivity, deep sea, deepsea, dragon fish, dragonfish, fauna, fish, marine, mesopelagic, nature, necton, pachystomias, pachystomias microdon, pelagos, photophores, red bioluminescence, red light, stomiidae, stomiiformes, underwater

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