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Scaly dragonfish
Image ID: 29706
Common Name: Scaly dragonfish
Scientific Name: Stomias boa
Location: Mid-Atlantic Ocean
Description: Rows of photophores or light organs on the underside of the scaly dragonfish. These are probably used for counter-illumination, to protect these diminutive fish from larger predators..
Keywords: Stomias boa, scaly dragonfish, Actinopterygii, Stomiiformes, Stomiidae, bioluminescence, photophores, Atlantic Ocean, deep, sea, abyss, ocean, deepsea, deep-sea, deepwater, oceanic, pelagic, deep-sea, deep-ocean, mesopelagic, abyssal, marine, sea, underwater, predator, prey, fish, fishes, bioluminescent
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