Diaphus garmani Gilbert, 1906
Garman's lanternfish
Diaphus garmani
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 2091 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands (Ref. 6808) and off Senegal. Western Atlantic: west of 30°W between 36°N and 10°S. Indo-West Pacific: off East Africa, Comoro Islands and west coast of Madagascar; off Japan south of 40°N, southeast Asian seas, Australia (Ref. 7300) and New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Eastern Pacific: near Hawaii, and off Acapulco, Mexico. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 14-17
Biology:  Meso- and benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Pseudoceanic, at 325-750 m by day and nyctoepipelagic at surface to 125 m at night (with maximum abundance at 100 m) (Ref. 4479). Lipid content is 8.7 % in fresh body weight and wax ester is 1.7 in total lipids (Ref. 9193). Often appears with sergestid shrimp Sergia spp., marine hatchetfishes Argyropelecus spp. and Polyipnus spp. (Ref 39633). Specimens reach sexual maturity at a length of 4 cm (Ref. 47377).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 July 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 23.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 15.08.94

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