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Pearlsides - Maurolicus pennanti Length to 5cm. Deep sea, laterally flattened fish. Sides are silvery and note pearl-like spots along flanks and on belly. These contain photophores (light-emitting organs) and are thought to be used to deter/confuse would-be predators.
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Pearlsides - Maurolicus pennanti Length to 5cm. Deep sea, laterally flattened fish. Sides are silvery and note pearl-like spots along flanks and on belly. These contain photophores (light-emitting organs) and are thought to be used to deter/confuse would-be predators.

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Date: 23 Feb 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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