lucifugous

Ok, so the sea creature himself is not lucifugous – or is he?

This sketch is more from the second Latin root fugere which is to flee.
lucifugous \ loo-see-FOO-guhs \ , adjective;

1. Avoiding light.
Quotes:
There begin to be seen walking the streets, huggingthe walls, odd lucifugous creatures such as the tideuncovers when the water withdraws.
— André Gide, Justin O’Brien, Journals: 1914-1927

Origin:

Lucifugous combines two Latin roots, luci-, “light,” and fugere, “to flee.”
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