Definition of Lanternfish

1. Noun. Small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night.

Generic synonyms: Malacopterygian, Soft-finned Fish
Group relationships: Family Myctophidae, Myctophidae



Definition of Lanternfish

1. Noun. any of small, deep sea fish of the large family Myctophidae, named after their conspicuous use of bioluminescence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lanternfish

lanted
lanterloo
lantern
lantern-fly
lantern-jawed
lantern beetle
lantern beetles
lantern fish
lantern fly
lantern jaw
lantern jawed
lantern pinion
lantern slide
lantern wheel
lanterned
lanternfish (current term)
lanternfishes
lanterning
lanternless
lanternlike
lanterns
lanthanian
lanthanic
lanthanide
lanthanide contraction
lanthanide series
lanthanides
lanthanite
lanthanites
lanthanoid

Literary usage of Lanternfish

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1. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1823)
"Don. carter, or lanternfish. them, about five or six inches in length, was taken with a line; the other, from which my description was taken, was thrown on ..."

2. Fish Piracy: Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing by OECD Staff, Committee for Fisheries (2004)
"... lanternfish and goby as the main demersal prey (Shelton 1992; Palomares and Pauly 2004). IUU fishing before independence Before independence in 1990, ..."

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