Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Lampanyctus: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, nykte = night (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 100 - 1000 m (Ref. 44036). Deep-water; 42°N - 22°S, 82°W - 109°W
Circumglobal. Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola. Western Atlantic: isolated individuals to 42°N in the Gulf Stream but generally from 23°N to Brazil. Indian Ocean: between 10°S and 18°S. Western Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559), Taiwan (Ref. 5193), Australia (Ref. 7300), and New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Eastern Central Pacific: near Hawaii, and at western margin of the California Current region (Ref. 31442). South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 11 - ? cm
Max length : 12.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
Oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 4066). Found between 475 to over 900 m during the day and between 100-500 m at night (Ref. 4066). Maximum abundance found between 300-500 m at night. Sexually mature from about 11.2 cm (Ref. 4479). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442). Minimum depth from Ref. 4066. Also Ref. 58302.
Hulley, P.A., 1990. Myctophidae. p. 398-467. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI; Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4479)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8 - 18.5, mean 11.9 (based on 675 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00256 - 0.01178), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.28 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .