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Luminous Lanternfish

Luminous Lanternfish

C033/8636

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33.8 x 20.3 cm ⏐ 13.3 x 8.0 in (300dpi)

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Credit

DANTE FENOLIO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DANTE FENOLIO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

The Luminous Lanternfish, Lampadena luminosa, has been found to depths of 1,000 meters. Myctophid fishes comprise an important part of the deep scattering layer or DSL. The DSL is a community of deep water wildlife that migrates, every day, to shallower waters to feed on plankton at night. They return to the depths by day. It is the largest migration of wildlife on the planet, and it happens every 24 hrs. Lanternfishes are often deciphered by the number of and arrangement of the photophores on their heads and bodies. This individual was trawled up in the Gulf of Mexico, 2015.

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