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).
Similar species: Lanternfishes And Blackchins
Uploaded May 5, 2018. Captured Aug 12, 2016 09:36.