Symbolophorus barnardi (Tåning, 1932)
Barnards lanternfishes
Symbolophorus barnardi
photo by Fischer, L.G.

Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Myctophinae
Max. size:  11.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 800 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Circumglobal in the southern hemisphere between about 30°S and the subtropical convergence. Eastern Atlantic: probably south of about 11°S.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 21-23
Biology:  High-oceanic, mesopelagic species; nyctoepipelagic at the surface. Reach sexual maturity at 9.5 cm (Ref. 47377). Taken by midwater trawls in the upper 750 meters (Ref. 33839).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 July 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 28.02.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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