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This is a wonderful 3D model of a fascinating bioluenescent fish. Artwork by Phil Page of Las Vegas, CA
The Flashlight Fish : Photoblepharon palpebratus
It is a nocturnal fish of the Indo-Pacific with bioluminescent organs under its eyes that serve to attract prey and help it evade predators.
The bean-shaped photophores under their eyes contain bioluminescent bacteria, which live with the fish in a symbiotic relationship. The photophores glow in the dark, attracting zooplankton and small fish, on which the flashlight fish feed.
(Source: labellum, via mad-as-a-marine-biologist)