Kroyer's Lanternfish, Notoscopelus kroeyeri

Kroyer's lanternfish, Notoscopelus kroeyeri.
This deep-sea fish is a rare visitor to the surface world. The fifteen specimens that have been caught were pulled from the waters off Greenland, Norway, and Newfoundland. This suggests that the fish may have a distribution throughout the northern Atlantic. All that is known about this fish is a basic description.

Kroyer's lanternfish is, on average, about 20 cm long, with a slender elongate body and a blunt snout. Its fins are robust and held up with thick rays. Like all lanternfish, it has a large number of photophores on its body, about 48 per side.