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Flashlight fish in motion

Flashlight Fish

Fish / Anomalops katoptron
Length up to 14"
Conservation Status
Least Concern

In the Indo-Pacific Ocean, the Split Fin Flashlight Fish spends much of its time in deep caves near reefs. At night, however, this large-eyed fish ventures outward and upward to feed in shallower water. When it does, the reason for its brilliant name becomes readily apparent.

western and central Pacific Ocean
caves, usually 200-400 m in depth
Flashlight fish composite
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