Other identification tools | FishBase

Fish Identification: Find Species

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

(See list of species below)



Select Class:     Select Order:   
Select Family: Subfamily:     Select Genus:

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):
Select a country:
Only include species occuring above: m

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional).      Enter total length (TL) and maximum body depth (BD)

Show family drawings / Hide family drawings



17 species in
(see list below)
Export file

1 of 1 Jump to:



Circumglobal from the Sub
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Nannobrachium achirus (Andriashev, 1962)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Nannobrachium achirus
[Lantern fish]



Most widely distributed s
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Nannobrachium atrum (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Nannobrachium atrum
[Dusky lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.2 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium bristori
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium crypticum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium cuprarium
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium fernae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium gibbsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium hawaiiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium idostigma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium indicum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium isaacsi
[]



Tropical and subtropical
Max. Length 23.7 cm SL
Nannobrachium lineatum (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Nannobrachium lineatum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium nigrum
[Black lantern fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium phyllisae
[]



North Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Nannobrachium regale (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Nannobrachium regale
[Pinpoint lampfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium ritteri
[Broadfin lampfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium wisneri
[]



17 species

Sort by: Species Length Year
1 of 1 Jump to:
Export file
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Nannobrachium achirus Lantern fish Circumglobal from the Sub 16.2 SL 1962
Nannobrachium atrum Dusky lanternfish Most widely distributed s 14 SL 1928
Nannobrachium bristori Pacific Ocean 14.2 SL 2000
Nannobrachium crypticum Pacific Ocean 9.8 SL 2000
Nannobrachium cuprarium Atlantic Ocean 7.9 SL 1928
Nannobrachium fernae North Pacific 9.1 SL 1971
Nannobrachium gibbsi Pacific Ocean 12.2 SL 2000
Nannobrachium hawaiiensis Pacific Ocean 8.1 SL 2000
Nannobrachium idostigma Eastern Central Pacific 9.6 SL 1931
Nannobrachium indicum Indian Ocean 8 SL 2000
Nannobrachium isaacsi Eastern Central Atlantic 13.3 SL 1974
Nannobrachium lineatum Tropical and subtropical 23.7 SL 1928
Nannobrachium nigrum Black lantern fish Pacific Ocean 11.1 SL 1887
Nannobrachium phyllisae Southeast Pacific 15.1 SL 2000
Nannobrachium regale Pinpoint lampfish North Pacific 21 TL 1892
Nannobrachium ritteri Broadfin lampfish Northeast Pacific 12 SL 1915
Nannobrachium wisneri Atlantic, Indian and Paci 8.8 SL 2000



Other identification tools in FishBase


Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013