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Fish that Glow Underwater : Slideshow

Thursday, January 23, 2014

© American Museum of Natural History/American Museum of Natural History
Researchers discovered a rich diversity of fluorescent patterns and colors in marine fishes, as exemplified here.

A). swell shark (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum); B). ray (Urobatis jamaicensis); C). sole (Soleichthys heterorhinos); D). flathead (Cociella hutchinsi); E). lizardfish (Saurida gracilis); F). frogfish (Antennarius maculatus); G). stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa); H). false moray eel (Kaupichthys brachychirus); I). Chlopsidae (Kaupichthys nuchalis); J). pipefish (Corythoichthys haematopterus); K). sand stargazer (Gillellus uranidea); L). goby (Eviota sp.); M). Gobiidae (Eviota atriventris); N). surgeonfish (Acanthurus coeruleus, larval); O). threadfin bream (Scolopsis bilineata).

©American Museum of Natural History/J. Sparks and D. Gruber/American Museum of Natural History
A triplefin blennie (Enneapterygius sp.) under white light (above) and blue light (below).
© American Museum of Natural History/J. Sparks, D. Gruber, and V. Pieribone/American Museum of Natural History
A green biofluorescent chain catshark (Scyliorhinus retifer)