This luminous Pacific fish is a fascinating animal.
Its diet comprises zooplankton and small crustaceans.
It shelters in undersea caverns, caves and crevices during the day.
Juveniles can be seen on very dark nights near caves and slopes.
- Scientific name:
- Anomalops katoptron
- Year of description:
- Bleeker, 1856
- IUCN Status:
- Least Concern
Pacific Ocean: Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia around Tuamotu Archipelago, north towards Southern Japan, and south
It lives in coral reefs to depths of 400 metres. It shelters in undersea caverns, caves and crevices during the day.
It measures 28 cm on average but can grow up to 35 cm long.
Its diet mainly comprises zooplankton and small crustaceans.