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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Genus: Diaphus

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Diaphus adenomus Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diaphus adenomus
[Gilbert's large lantern fish]



Indo-Pacific. South China
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus aliciae Fowler, 1934

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus aliciae
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Diaphus anderseni Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus anderseni
[Andersen's lantern fish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Diaphus antonbruuni Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus antonbruuni
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus arabicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Diaphus basileusi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Diaphus bertelseni
[Bertelsen's lanternfish]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus brachycephalus Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus brachycephalus
[Short-headed lantern fish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus burtoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.1 cm SL

 
Diaphus chrysorhynchus
[Golden-nosed lantern fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Diaphus coeruleus
[Blue lantern fish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus confusus
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus dahlgreni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Diaphus danae
[Dana lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus dehaveni
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Diaphus diadematus Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus diadematus
[Crown lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Diaphus diademophilus
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus drachmanni
[Drachmann's lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Diaphus dumerilii (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus dumerilii
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Diaphus effulgens (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diaphus effulgens
[Headlight fish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus ehrhorni
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus faustinoi
[]



Tropical areas in all thr
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL
Diaphus fragilis Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus fragilis
[Fragile lantern fish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Diaphus fulgens (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus fulgens
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus garmani Gilbert, 1906

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus garmani
[Garman's lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus gigas
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus handi
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Diaphus holti Tåning, 1918

Photo by Photo by García Rodríguez, M.
 
Diaphus holti
[Small lantern fish]



Circumglobal between Subt
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Diaphus hudsoni Zurbrigg & Scott, 1976

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diaphus hudsoni
[Hudson's lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus impostor
[Imposter lanternfish]



Indo-Pacific. Southeast
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Diaphus jenseni Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus jenseni
[Jensen's lanternfish]



Southwest Pacific

Diaphus kapalae Nafpaktitis, Robertson & Paxton, 1995

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus kapalae
[Kapala lanternfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Diaphus knappi Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus knappi
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus kora
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Diaphus kuroshio
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus lobatus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Diaphus lucidus (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus lucidus
[Spotlight lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus lucifrons
[]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus luetkeni (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus luetkeni
[Luetken's lanternfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Diaphus malayanus Weber, 1913

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus malayanus
[Malayan lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Diaphus mascarensis
[]



Circumglobal distribution
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Diaphus meadi Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus meadi
[Mead's lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Diaphus megalops
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Diaphus metopoclampus
[Spothead lantern fish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus minax
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diaphus mollis
[Soft lanternfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Diaphus nielseni Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus nielseni
[]



Circumglobal in all three
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Diaphus ostenfeldi Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus ostenfeldi
[Ostenfeld's lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus pacificus
[Pacific headlightfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus pallidus
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus parini
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Diaphus parri Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus parri
[Parr's lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Diaphus perspicillatus (Ogilby, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus perspicillatus
[Transparent lantern fish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Diaphus phillipsi Fowler, 1934

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus phillipsi
[Bolin's lantern fish]



Tropical waters of all th
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Diaphus problematicus Parr, 1928

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus problematicus
[Problematic lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Diaphus rafinesquii (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Diaphus rafinesquii
[White-spotted lantern fish]



Indo-West Pacific. South
Max. Length 1.4 cm SL
Diaphus regani Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Diaphus regani
[Regan's lanternfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus richardsoni Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus richardsoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Diaphus rivatoni
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus roei
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus sagamiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Diaphus schmidti
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Diaphus signatus Gilbert, 1908

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Diaphus signatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Diaphus similis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Diaphus splendidus (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diaphus splendidus
[Horned lanternfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Diaphus suborbitalis Weber, 1913

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Diaphus suborbitalis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Diaphus subtilis Nafpaktitis, 1968

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus subtilis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Diaphus taaningi Norman, 1930

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus taaningi
[Slopewater lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Diaphus termophilus Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diaphus termophilus
[Taaning's lantern fish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL
Diaphus theta Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Diaphus theta
[California headlightfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Diaphus thiollierei Fowler, 1934

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus thiollierei
[Thiolliere's lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Diaphus trachops
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus umbroculus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Diaphus vanhoeffeni
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Diaphus watasei Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus watasei
[Watases lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus whitleyi
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus wisneri
[]



77 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Diaphus adenomus Gilbert's large lantern fish Western Pacific 18 SL 1905
Diaphus aliciae Indo-Pacific. South China 6 SL 1934
Diaphus anderseni Andersen's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 3.2 SL 1932
Diaphus antonbruuni Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 1978
Diaphus arabicus Western Indian Ocean 1978
Diaphus basileusi Western Indian Ocean 16.4 SL 1984
Diaphus bertelseni Bertelsen's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9.1 SL 1966
Diaphus brachycephalus Short-headed lantern fish Circumglobal 6 SL 1928
Diaphus burtoni Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus chrysorhynchus Golden-nosed lantern fish Pacific Ocean. 1.1 SL 1897
Diaphus coeruleus Blue lantern fish Indo-West Pacific 13.7 SL 1871
Diaphus confusus Southeast Pacific 1992
Diaphus dahlgreni Western Pacific 1934
Diaphus danae Dana lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 12.6 SL 1932
Diaphus dehaveni Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus diadematus Crown lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.2 SL 1932
Diaphus diademophilus Indo-West Pacific 4.9 SL 1978
Diaphus drachmanni Drachmann's lanternfish Eastern Indian Ocean. 1932
Diaphus dumerilii Eastern Atlantic 8.7 SL 1856
Diaphus effulgens Headlight fish Eastern Atlantic 15 SL 1896
Diaphus ehrhorni Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus faustinoi Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus fragilis Fragile lantern fish Tropical areas in all thr 12.3 SL 1928
Diaphus fulgens Indian Ocean 4.5 SL 1904
Diaphus garmani Garman's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1906
Diaphus gigas North Pacific 1913
Diaphus handi Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus holti Small lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL 1918
Diaphus hudsoni Hudson's lanternfish Circumglobal between Subt 8.4 SL 1976
Diaphus impostor Imposter lanternfish Western Central Pacific 1995
Diaphus jenseni Jensen's lanternfish Indo-Pacific. Southeast 5 SL 1932
Diaphus kapalae Kapala lanternfish Southwest Pacific 1995
Diaphus knappi Western Indian Ocean 17.3 SL 1978
Diaphus kora Southwest Pacific 1995
Diaphus kuroshio Northwest Pacific 6.3 SL 1978
Diaphus lobatus Western Indian Ocean 1978
Diaphus lucidus Spotlight lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11.8 SL 1896
Diaphus lucifrons Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus luetkeni Luetken's lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6 SL 1904
Diaphus malayanus Malayan lanternfish Western Pacific 4.5 SL 1913
Diaphus mascarensis Western Indian Ocean 14.4 SL 1990
Diaphus meadi Mead's lanternfish Circumglobal distribution 5.4 SL 1978
Diaphus megalops Indo-West Pacific. 8.5 SL 1978
Diaphus metopoclampus Spothead lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.5 SL 1829
Diaphus minax Western Atlantic 1968
Diaphus mollis Soft lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6.6 SL 1928
Diaphus nielseni Indo-Pacific 4 SL 1978
Diaphus ostenfeldi Ostenfeld's lanternfish Circumglobal in all three 12 SL 1932
Diaphus pacificus Pacific headlightfish Southwest Pacific 1931
Diaphus pallidus Western Indian Ocean 1989
Diaphus parini Southeast Pacific 1992
Diaphus parri Parr's lanternfish Southeast Atlantic 6.5 SL 1932
Diaphus perspicillatus Transparent lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.1 SL 1898
Diaphus phillipsi Bolin's lantern fish Indian Ocean 7.7 SL 1934
Diaphus problematicus Problematic lanternfish Tropical waters of all th 10.5 SL 1928
Diaphus rafinesquii White-spotted lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 9 SL 1838
Diaphus regani Regan's lanternfish Indo-West Pacific. South 1.4 SL 1932
Diaphus richardsoni Southeast Atlantic 6 SL 1932
Diaphus rivatoni West Central Pacific 11 TL 1985
Diaphus roei Western Central Atlantic 1974
Diaphus sagamiensis Northwest Pacific 1913
Diaphus schmidti Widespread in the tropica 5.3 SL 1932
Diaphus signatus Indo-Pacific 4 SL 1908
Diaphus similis Eastern Central Pacific. 7.2 SL 1974
Diaphus splendidus Horned lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9 SL 1904
Diaphus suborbitalis Indo-West Pacific 7.3 SL 1913
Diaphus subtilis Eastern Atlantic 8.5 SL 1968
Diaphus taaningi Slopewater lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL 1930
Diaphus termophilus Taaning's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8 SL 1928
Diaphus theta California headlightfish Eastern Pacific 11.4 TL 1890
Diaphus thiollierei Thiolliere's lanternfish Indo-Pacific 10 SL 1934
Diaphus trachops Eastern Central Pacific 6.4 SL 1974
Diaphus umbroculus Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus vanhoeffeni Eastern Atlantic 4.2 SL 1906
Diaphus watasei Watases lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 17 SL 1904
Diaphus whitleyi Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus wisneri Western Central Pacific. 1995



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