nounpl. (see fish) -·fish·, -·fish·es
any of a family (Myctophidae) of deep-sea bony fishes (order Myctophiformes) with a large mouth, large eyes, and luminescent organs along each side of the body
also written lantern fish
Origin of lanternfishso named from its light-producing organs
nounpl. lanternfish, or lan·tern·fish·es
Any of numerous small deep-sea fishes of the family Myctophidae that have bioluminescent light organs on the head and sides and that often swim to the surface at night.
(plural lanternfish or lanternfishes)