SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=167) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Myctophiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Symbolophorus') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Myctophinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Myctophinae
Genus: Symbolophorus

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Photo by Fischer, L.G.

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

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

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
Symbolophorus boops
[Bogue lanternfish]

Photo by Van Noord, J.E.

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

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

Photo by SFSA

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

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

Symbolophorus kreffti

Photo by Van Noord, J.E.

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

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

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
Symbolophorus rufinus

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Symbolophorus veranyi (Moreau, 1888)

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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