Pineconefish

Characteristics

  • Possesses a pair of light-emitting organs on each side of the chin. The light organs contain symbiotic luminous bacteria, which allow the Pineconefish to emit light from their chins.

Description

  • Body yellow with thick black scale margins.
  • Body oval.

Common Name: Pineconefish

Family Common Name: Pineconefishes

Scientific Name: Monocentris japonica___(Houttuyn, 1782)

Maximum Length: 17 cm (Total Length)