Giant lampfish

The Giant lampfish lives in the pelagic-oceanic, marine, depth range 100 - 500 m environment.

netting of a giant lampfish, whose bones make fishhooks and whose meat feeds an entire village, are few and riotous. The story focuses on two inhabitants of this imagined but recognizable landscape. More

Determined to net a giant lampfish, much prized for its bones and meat, Erik befriends a deranged, old fisherman who leads him to a magical world beneath the waves, where motion stops and time stands still. The images are stark and surreal. More

Common names

Giant lampfish in English
小光灯笼鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
小光燈籠魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Myctophiformes
Family : Myctophidae
Genus : Parvilux
Species : Parvilux ingens
Authority : Hubbs and Wisner, 1964