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Composite: Cocco's lanternfish (Gonichthys cocco) Some detail with Cocco's lanternfish (Gonichthys cocco). The photophores (light producing organs) are beautiful in this deep water species (lower inset). Trawled from the Gulf of Mexico, August 2016.  This species photographed during the DEEPEND project (www.deependconsortium.org). Cocco's lanternfish,Deep Sea,Gonichthys cocco,Gulf of Mexico,Lanternfishes,Life in the dark,Linestop Lanternfish,Myctophidae,Myctophiformes,bioluminescence,deep scattering layer,deep water species,mesopelagic zone,photophore Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Composite: Cocco's lanternfish (Gonichthys cocco)

Some detail with Cocco's lanternfish (Gonichthys cocco). The photophores (light producing organs) are beautiful in this deep water species (lower inset). Trawled from the Gulf of Mexico, August 2016. This species photographed during the DEEPEND project (www.deependconsortium.org).

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  1. The photophores are amazing, they look like little LEDs! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Wow thanks. To see these close up is a privilege. Posted 4 years ago

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Gonichthys cocco, the Linestop Lanternfish, is a lanternfish in the Gonichthys genus.

Similar species: Lanternfishes And Blackchins
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded May 5, 2018. Captured Aug 12, 2016 09:36.
  • SLT-A77V
  • f/18.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm