Port-and-starboard Light Fish Photos, Cleidopus gloriamaris

Photo of Cleidopus gloriamaris, Port-and-starboard light fish
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Port-and-starboard light fish.  The fish, also called pinecone fish, have two light organs that are housed in pits in their lower jaws.  The organs produce a greenish light that allows the fish to feed at night by luring small prey with their dim lights, Cleidopus gloriamaris

Updated: June 22, 2021

Species permalink: Cleidopus gloriamaris
Common name permalink: Port-and-starboard light fish