Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Another amazing bioluminescent deep-sea fish is the longfin dragonfish, Tactostoma macropus. 
This fish has photophores, or light organs, under its eyes as well as along its underside. The light created along its underside is thought to act as counter-illumination, a method of camouflage in which an animal produces light to match the illuminated background. An animal looking up at the dragonfish from darker waters below won’t see it if it successfully matches the light cast from above.

Another amazing bioluminescent deep-sea fish is the longfin dragonfish, Tactostoma macropus.

This fish has photophores, or light organs, under its eyes as well as along its underside. The light created along its underside is thought to act as counter-illumination, a method of camouflage in which an animal produces light to match the illuminated background. An animal looking up at the dragonfish from darker waters below won’t see it if it successfully matches the light cast from above.

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