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American Museum of Natural History

Tarletonbeania crenularis

Caption: This is a blue lanternfish (Tarletonbeania crenularis), which is found in the Eastern Pacific. The photophores, light-producing structures, can be seen as spots on the side and belly of the fish.

Credit: ©Matthew P. Davis

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