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Pinecone Fish

Pinecone Fish

Scientific name: Monocentris japonica

Average lifespan

Not evaluated


Up to 0.2 m


Indo-west Pacific

Did you know?

Pinecone fish have distinctive and unique plate-like scales compared to other common bony fish species in the world.

Pinecone fish able to attract plankton in the night by using their bioluminescence organ that can turn on and off by their jaw movements.