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Photo: School of splitfin flashlight fish (Anomalops katoptron). Credit: Marcel Donner

Animals

Flashlight Fish Blinks Bioluminescent Light on and off to Stun Prey

The fish projects its unusually bright light from bean-shaped organs filled with glowing bacteria under its eyes.

February 8, 2017
12:59 PM EST
Photo: Traces of light produced by a school of splitfin flashlight fish. Credit: Jens Hellinger
Photo: School of splitfin flashlight fish. Credit: Hellinger et al (2017)