Threadfin dragonfish

Echiostoma barbatum

''Echiostoma barbatum'', the Threadfin dragonfish, is a species of barbeled dragonfish and is the only known species in its genus. It is widespread through tropical to temperate waters in all oceans in mid to deep waters up to 2,000 metres . This species grows to a length of 36.8 centimetres SL.

Like many fish that live in the Mesopelagic zone the threadfin dragonfish uses bioluminescenct organs to attract prey.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderStomiiformes
FamilyStomiidae
GenusEchiostoma
SpeciesE. barbatum