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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Myctophinae
Genus: Protomyctophum

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Generally circumglobal be
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Protomyctophum andriashevi Becker, 1963

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum andriashevi
[Andriashev’s lanternfish]



Arctic to Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Protomyctophum arcticum (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Protomyctophum arcticum
[Arctic telescope]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Protomyctophum beckeri
[]



Circumpolar between Antar
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Protomyctophum bolini (Fraser-Brunner, 1949)

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Protomyctophum bolini
[Bolin’s lanternfish]
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Protomyctophum chilense
[]



Generally, circumglobal b
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Protomyctophum choriodon Hulley, 1981

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Protomyctophum choriodon
[Gaptooth lanternfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Protomyctophum crockeri (Bolin, 1939)

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Protomyctophum crockeri
[California flashlightfish]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum gemmatum Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Protomyctophum gemmatum
[Jewelled lanternfish]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Protomyctophum luciferum Hulley, 1981

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Protomyctophum luciferum
[Damsel lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Protomyctophum mcginnisi
[]



Circumglobal between 36°
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum normani (Tåning, 1932)

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Protomyctophum normani
[Norman's lanterrnfish]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Protomyctophum parallelum (Lönnberg, 1905)

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Protomyctophum parallelum
[Parallel lanternfish]



Circumglobal in region of
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum subparallelum (Tåning, 1932)

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Protomyctophum subparallelum
[Subparallel lanternfish]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Protomyctophum tenisoni (Norman, 1930)

Photo by Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Protomyctophum tenisoni
[Tenison’s lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Protomyctophum thompsoni
[Bigeye lanternfish]



15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Protomyctophum andriashevi Andriashev’s lanternfish Generally circumglobal be 6 SL 1963
Protomyctophum arcticum Arctic telescope Arctic to Atlantic Ocean 6 SL 1892
Protomyctophum beckeri Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 SL 1971
Protomyctophum bolini Bolin’s lanternfish Circumpolar between Antar 6.7 SL 1949
Protomyctophum chilense Southeast Pacific 1971
Protomyctophum choriodon Gaptooth lanternfish Generally, circumglobal b 9.5 SL 1981
Protomyctophum crockeri California flashlightfish Northwest Pacific 3.7 SL 1939
Protomyctophum gemmatum Jewelled lanternfish Probably circumglobal in 8.6 SL 1981
Protomyctophum luciferum Damsel lanternfish Probably circumglobal in 6.1 SL 1981
Protomyctophum mcginnisi Atlantic 2005
Protomyctophum normani Norman's lanterrnfish Circumglobal between 36° 5.6 SL 1932
Protomyctophum parallelum Parallel lanternfish Circumglobal between the 5 SL 1905
Protomyctophum subparallelum Subparallel lanternfish Circumglobal in region of 3.6 SL 1932
Protomyctophum tenisoni Tenison’s lanternfish Circumglobal between the 5.4 SL 1930
Protomyctophum thompsoni Bigeye lanternfish North Pacific 5.2 SL 1944



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