Flashlight fish are known for their unique bioluminescent abilities. They have specialized light-emitting organs called photophores located under their eyes. These photophores emit a glowing light, which can be used for communication, attracting prey, and even confusing predators.
Flashlight fish have two types of photophores. One type emits a steady glow, while the other type can be turned on and off rapidly. This blinking effect creates a flashing pattern that is thought to help them communicate with other members of their species.
Flashlight fish are primarily active at night. They use their bioluminescence to navigate and communicate in the darkness of the underwater world.