Argyropelecus lychnus (Garman, 1899). Marine hatchetfish live in the dark depths of the ocean; this specimen was collected at about 850 meters (2,789 feet) in the Pacific. As with many other deep-sea fishes, their eyes are large and their bellies have numerous small cream-colored spots (or “light organs”) that are bioluminescent. Each species emits its own unique pattern of light. Size of specimen: 7.5 centimeters (3 inches)
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