Definitions

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  • n. any of small, deep sea fish of the large family Myctophidae, named after their conspicuous use of bioluminescence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The smooth sole.
  • n. Any fish belonging to the family Myctophidæ: most of them are of the deep seas, and have luminous spots or photophores.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night

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Examples

  • Students travelled to the garbage patch to take samples, and found bits of plastic in the digestive systems of small fish such as lanternfish and hatchetfish.

    Toronto Sun

  • And there is plenty of food here-both the trawls and acoustic surveys have revealed an abundant supply of myctophid lanternfish, the most common prey eaten by large Humboldt squid in these waters in other years.

    Scientific American

  • "If tuna is eating a lot of lanternfish, it is indirectly ingesting the plastic that might be in the lanternfish's stomach," Davison said.

    NBC San Diego -

  • The scientists told the nonprofit online news site that about 5-10 percent of the fish they studied -- "mainly small swimmers common in the deep ocean, like lanternfish and hatchetfish" had consumed the tiny plastic particles.

    NBC San Diego -

  • A marine biologist with a doctorate from Stanford on the nervous system of a type of lanternfish, in 1973 Ray was appointed by President Nixon to chair the Atomic Energy Commission and was subsequently elected governor of Washington State.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • But he is lying deeper than a lanternfish and until England can winch their No10 to within half a mile of the gain-line there is no point in worrying about anything beyond.

    Sport news, comment and results | guardian.co.uk

  • First described around 500 B.C. by the Greek philosopher Anaximenes, bioluminescence is familiar by its sight - if not its name - to children catching fireflies and to divers entranced by lanternfish and other sea life.

    UnderwaterTimes.com News of the Underwater World

  • That's the phenomenon that lets lightning bugs, lanternfish and other creatures illuminate themselves with their own body chemistry.

    KCCI.com - Local News

  • First described around 500 B.C. by the Greek philosopher Anaximenes, bioluminescence is familiar by its sight _ if not its name _ to children catching fireflies and to divers entranced by lanternfish and other sea life.

    timesOnline: Home RSS feed

  • Antarctic silverfish and krill, has decreased in the Peninsula's northern region, and new species that typically avoid ice, such as Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins, and lanternfish are moving into the habitat.

    NSF News

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