Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Ceratoscopelus: Greek, keras, -atos = horn + Greek, skopelos = a lantern fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 51 - 1480 m (Ref. 104125). Deep-water; - 20°N
Eastern Atlantic: France to Mauritania, including the Mediterranean. Reported from Iceland (Ref. 12462). Western Atlantic: Slope Water and Gulf Streams regions from 50°N to 30°N. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 6 - 3.8 cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
High-oceanic, schooling, found between 650-700 m during the day and between 51-250 m at night with size stratification with depth (Ref. 4479). Depth range from 460-1082 m1 in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504). Juveniles are nyctoepipelagic at the surface. Feeds on copepods and adult or larval forms of other planktonic crustaceans (Ref. 4775).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hulley, P.A., 1990. Myctophidae. p. 398-467. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI; Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4479)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.7 - 14.2, mean 8.6 (based on 494 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00247 - 0.01167), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.21 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .