The Pineconefish, Monocentris japonicus, is equipped with a small rectangular light organ near the tip of its lower jaw, powered by luminous bacteria. A secretive species that is seldom seen by divers, it is usually found in caves and rocky ledges. Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, Andaman Sea


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Image ID: 0146311-MSR

The Pineconefish, Monocentris japonicus, is equipped with a small rectangular light organ near the tip of its lower jaw, powered by luminous bacteria. A secretive species that is seldom seen by divers, it is usually found in caves and rocky ledges. Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, Andaman Sea
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Mark Strickland

Image dimensions: 5400x3600