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Eyelight fish or one-fin flashlightfish, Photoblepharon palpebratus. They have subocular bioluminescent organs which it likely uses to attract and find prey, confuse predators, and communicate with other fish. These organs are blinked on and off by the fish using a dark lid that slides up to cover them. Use of only a black lid is unique to Photoblepharon; the other members of its family either rotate the organ into a pouch or employ a pouch-and-shutter method. Indonesia. Composite image

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Ils ont des organes bioluminescents sous-oculaires qu'ils utilisent probablement pour attirer et trouver leurs proies, confondre les prédateurs et communiquer avec les autres poissons. Les poissons clignent des yeux et les éteignent à l'aide d'un couvercle sombre qui les recouvre. L'utilisation d'un seul couvercle noir est propre à Photoblepharon; les autres membres de sa famille effectuent une rotation de l'organe dans une poche ou utilisent une méthode de poche et obturation.


Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Eyelight fish (Photoblepharon palpebratum)

World sea and ocean / Pacific Ocean

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Pisces / Osteichthya / Actinopterygii / Teleostei / Beryciformes / Anomalopidae / Photoblepharon

Area / Marine area / Reef

Image processing / Digital assembly

Behavior / Bioluminescence

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish / Coral reef fish

Area / Naturalness / Natural area

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Asia / Far East / South East Asia / Insulinde / Indonesia

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Shot / Profile shot

Motion / Locomotion / Swim

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

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