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

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Circumglobal in the south
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Symbolophorus barnardi (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Symbolophorus barnardi
[Barnards lanternfishes]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Symbolophorus boops (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Symbolophorus boops
[Bogue lanternfish]



North Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Symbolophorus californiensis (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Van Noord, J.E.
 
Symbolophorus californiensis
[Bigfin lanternfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Symbolophorus evermanni (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Symbolophorus evermanni
[Evermann's lantern fish]
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Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Symbolophorus kreffti
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Symbolophorus reversus Gago & Ricord, 2005

Photo by Photo by Van Noord, J.E.
 
Symbolophorus reversus
[Reverse gland lanternfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Symbolophorus rufinus (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Symbolophorus rufinus
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Symbolophorus veranyi (Moreau, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Symbolophorus veranyi
[Large-scale lantern fish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Symbolophorus barnardi Barnards lanternfishes Circumglobal in the south 11.6 SL 1932
Symbolophorus boops Bogue lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 16 TL 1845
Symbolophorus californiensis Bigfin lanternfish North Pacific 11 SL 1889
Symbolophorus evermanni Evermann's lantern fish Indo-Pacific 8 SL 1905
Symbolophorus kreffti Eastern Atlantic 11.2 SL 1981
Symbolophorus reversus Reverse gland lanternfish Eastern Central Pacific 8.9 SL 2005
Symbolophorus rufinus Western Atlantic 9.4 SL 1928
Symbolophorus veranyi Large-scale lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 12 SL 1888



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