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

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Eastern Atlantic and Medi
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Notoscopelus bolini Nafpaktitis, 1975

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Notoscopelus bolini
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Notoscopelus caudispinosus (Johnson, 1863)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Notoscopelus caudispinosus
[Lobisomem]



Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Notoscopelus elongatus (Costa, 1844)

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Notoscopelus elongatus
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Notoscopelus japonicus (Tanaka, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Notoscopelus japonicus
[Japanese lanternfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Notoscopelus kroyeri (Malm, 1861)

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Notoscopelus kroyeri
[Lancet fish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Notoscopelus resplendens (Richardson, 1845)

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Notoscopelus resplendens
[Patchwork lampfish]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Notoscopelus bolini Eastern Atlantic and Medi 10.2 SL 1975
Notoscopelus caudispinosus Lobisomem Eastern Atlantic 14 SL 1863
Notoscopelus elongatus Mediterranean Sea 14.2 SL 1844
Notoscopelus japonicus Japanese lanternfish Northwest Pacific 13.3 SL 1908
Notoscopelus kroyeri Lancet fish Atlantic Ocean 14.3 SL 1861
Notoscopelus resplendens Patchwork lampfish Atlantic Ocean 9.5 SL 1845



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