Fish Facts: Atlantic Midshipman – Porichthys Notatus

Atlantic Midshipman have large heads, brownish in color. The are interesting because the sides of their bodies are lined with rows of light-producing organs. They reach sizes of approximately 8 inches in length.

These fish have toxin on thier spines which cause painful wounds. Another interesting thing about Atlantic Midshipmen is that they attach their eggs to hard surfaces. They range from Virginia in the North all the way along the coast to Argentina.