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

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Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus acanthurus
[Spinytail lampfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Lampanyctus alatus Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus alatus
[Winged lanternfish]



Circumglobal between 33°
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Lampanyctus australis Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Lampanyctus australis
[Southern lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Lampanyctus crocodilus (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lampanyctus crocodilus
[Jewel lanternfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Lampanyctus festivus Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lampanyctus festivus
[Festive lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus hubbsi
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Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Lampanyctus intricarius Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by DESCNA
 
Lampanyctus intricarius
[Diamondcheek lanternfish]



Southeast Pacific

Lampanyctus iselinoides Bussing, 1965

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampanyctus iselinoides
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North Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Lampanyctus jordani Gilbert, 1913

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Lampanyctus jordani
[Brokenline lanternfish]



Circumglobal convergence
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Lampanyctus lepidolychnus Becker, 1967

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus lepidolychnus
[Mermaid lanternfish]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Lampanyctus macdonaldi (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus macdonaldi
[Rakery beaconlamp]
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Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus macropterus
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Circumglobal. Eastern At
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Lampanyctus nobilis Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Lampanyctus nobilis
[Noble lampfish]
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Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus omostigma
[]



Eastern Central Pacific

Lampanyctus parvicauda Parr, 1931

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampanyctus parvicauda
[Slimtail lampfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Lampanyctus photonotus Parr, 1928

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lampanyctus photonotus
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Lampanyctus pusillus (Johnson, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lampanyctus pusillus
[Pygmy lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus simulator
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Lampanyctus steinbecki Bolin, 1939

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampanyctus steinbecki
[Longfin lampfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Lampanyctus tenuiformis (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Lampanyctus tenuiformis
[Slender lanternfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Lampanyctus turneri (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus turneri
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Lampanyctus vadulus Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Lampanyctus vadulus
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22 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lampanyctus acanthurus Spinytail lampfish North Pacific 13 SL 1974
Lampanyctus alatus Winged lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6.1 SL 1896
Lampanyctus australis Southern lanternfish Circumglobal between 33° 13.1 SL 1932
Lampanyctus crocodilus Jewel lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 30 SL 1810
Lampanyctus festivus Festive lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 13.8 SL 1928
Lampanyctus hubbsi Pacific Ocean. South Chin 3.0 SL 1963
Lampanyctus intricarius Diamondcheek lanternfish Northwest Atlantic 20 SL 1928
Lampanyctus iselinoides Southeast Pacific 1965
Lampanyctus jordani Brokenline lanternfish North Pacific 14 SL 1913
Lampanyctus lepidolychnus Mermaid lanternfish Circumglobal convergence 11.9 SL 1967
Lampanyctus macdonaldi Rakery beaconlamp North Atlantic 16 SL 1896
Lampanyctus macropterus Western Indian Ocean 6.8 SL 1904
Lampanyctus nobilis Noble lampfish Circumglobal. Eastern At 12.4 SL 1928
Lampanyctus omostigma Eastern Central Pacific. 2.6 SL 1908
Lampanyctus parvicauda Slimtail lampfish Eastern Central Pacific 1931
Lampanyctus photonotus Atlantic Ocean 8.5 SL 1928
Lampanyctus pusillus Pygmy lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.3 SL 1890
Lampanyctus simulator North Pacific. 9.3 SL 1971
Lampanyctus steinbecki Longfin lampfish Eastern Pacific 3.8 SL 1939
Lampanyctus tenuiformis Slender lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 15.3 SL 1906
Lampanyctus turneri Indo-West Pacific 7 SL 1934
Lampanyctus vadulus Eastern Atlantic 9.9 SL 1981



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