Flashlight fish (Photoblepharon palpebratum)

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Flashlight fish producing its own illumination with the aid of a colony of bioluminescent bacteria
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Flashlight fish fact file

Flashlight fish description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderBeryciformes
FamilyAnomalopidae
GenusPhotoblepharon (1)

Information on Photoblepharon palpebratum is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Flashlight fish status

Photoblepharon palpebratum has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.

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References

  1. World Register of Marine Species (December, 2016) 
    http://www.marinespecies.org/
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Flashlight fish producing its own illumination with the aid of a colony of bioluminescent bacteria  
Flashlight fish producing its own illumination with the aid of a colony of bioluminescent bacteria

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