Picture of an Atlantic midshipman, Porichthys plectrodon, at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

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An Atlantic midshipman, Porichthys plectrodon, at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. This kind of fish has light producing cells called photophores running up and down their sides. These are used to attract prey. The gold dots are reminiscent of a midshipman’s naval uniform, hence the name.

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