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Hatchet fish
Image ID: 29674
Common Name: Hatchet fish
Scientific Name: Argyropelecus
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Description: The jewels on the underside of this mesopelagic hatchetfish are in fact photophores, bioluminescent light organs that produce light of an appropriate intensity to provide camouflaging counter-illumination.
Keywords: Hatchetfish, Argyropelecus, Actinoptertgii, Stomiiformes, Sternoptychidae, photophores, bioluminescence, counterillumination , deep, sea, abyss, ocean, deepsea, deep-sea, deepwater, oceanic, pelagic, deep-sea, deep-ocean, mesopelagic, abyssal, marine, sea, underwater, predator, prey, bioluminescent
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