Meaning of lanternfish

lan•tern•fish

Pronunciation: (lan'turn-fish"), [key]
— pl. -fish, -fish•es.
  1. any of several small, deep-sea fishes of the family Myctophidae, having rows of luminous organs along each side, certain species of which migrate to the surface at night.
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