26th March 2012
Lovely Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus aculeatus)
Length: 8cm
Location: Tropical and temperate waters worldwide
Fun facts: Hatchetfish use bioluminescence on the bottoms of their bodies to blend in with the downwelling light so predators from below cannot see them.

Lovely Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus aculeatus)

Length: 8cm

Location: Tropical and temperate waters worldwide

Fun facts: Hatchetfish use bioluminescence on the bottoms of their bodies to blend in with the downwelling light so predators from below cannot see them.

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