lanternfish
lanternfish lanternfish n. A small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • lanternfish — [lan′tərnfish΄] n. pl. lanternfish or lanternfishes (see FISH) any of a family (Myctophidae) of deep sea bony fishes (order Myctophiformes) with a large mouth, large eyes, and luminescent organs along each side of the body: also written lantern… …   English World dictionary

  • Lanternfish — Cooper Lanternfish Temporal range: Oligocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • lanternfish — /lan teuhrn fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) lanternfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds of species) lanternfishes. any of several small, deep sea fishes of the family Myctophidae, having rows of luminous organs along each side, certain… …   Universalium

  • Lanternfish — Laternenfische Notoscopelus resplendens Systematik Reihe: Knochenfische (Osteichthyes) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lanternfish — noun any of small, deep sea fish of the large family Myctophidae, named after their conspicuous use of bioluminescence. Syn: myctophid See Also: lantern, fish …   Wiktionary

  • lanternfish — noun (plural same or lanternfishes) a deep sea fish with light emitting organs on its body. [Family Myctophidae.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • lanternfish — lan•tern•fish [[t]ˈlæn tərnˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich any small, deep sea fish of the family Myctophidae, having rows of luminous organs along each side • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • lanternfish — noun small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Member Holonyms: ↑Myctophidae, ↑family Myctophidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hector's lanternfish — Taxobox name = Hector s lanternfish image caption = Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Myctophiformes familia = Myctophidae genus = Lampanyctodes genus authority = Fraser Brunner, 1949… …   Wikipedia

  • Southern lanternfish — Taxobox name = Southern lanternfish image caption = Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Myctophiformes familia = Myctophidae genus = Lampanyctus species = L. australis binomial =… …   Wikipedia

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