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Family: Phosichthyidae Lightfishes



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24 species
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Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Ichthyococcus australis
[Southern lightfish]



North Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Ichthyococcus elongatus Imai, 1941

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Ichthyococcus elongatus
[Slim lightfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Ichthyococcus intermedius
[Intermediate lightfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Ichthyococcus irregularis
[Bulldog lightfish]



Circumglobal except North
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Ichthyococcus ovatus (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Ichthyococcus ovatus
[Lightfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Ichthyococcus parini
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Ichthyococcus polli Blache, 1964

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Ichthyococcus polli
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Phosichthys argenteus Hutton, 1872

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Phosichthys argenteus
[Silver lightfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Pollichthys mauli (Poll, 1953)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Pollichthys mauli
[Stareye lightfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.9 cm SL

 
Polymetme andriashevi
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Polymetme corythaeola (Alcock, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Serrano, A.
 
Polymetme corythaeola
[Rendezvous fish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18.4 cm SL
Polymetme elongata (Matsubara, 1938)

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Polymetme elongata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.8 cm SL

 
Polymetme illustris
[Brilliant lightfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Polymetme surugaensis
[Suruga lightfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
Polymetme thaeocoryla Parin & Borodulina, 1990

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Polymetme thaeocoryla
[]



Western Atlantic. Easter
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Vinciguerria attenuata (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Vinciguerria attenuata
[Slender lightfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Vinciguerria lucetia (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Villalba, D.O.
 
Vinciguerria lucetia
[Panama lightfish]
No picture found


 
Vinciguerria mabahiss
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Vinciguerria nimbaria (Jordan & Williams, 1895)

Photo by Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Vinciguerria nimbaria
[Oceanic lightfish]



Circumglobal (Ref. 3988),
Max. Length 4.3 cm TL
Vinciguerria poweriae (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Vinciguerria poweriae
[Power's deep-water bristle-mouth fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Woodsia meyerwaardeni
[Austral lightfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Woodsia nonsuchae
[Bigeye lightfish]
No picture found


 
Yarrella argenteola
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Yarrella blackfordi Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Yarrella blackfordi
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ichthyococcus australis Southern lightfish Circumglobal in the sub-t 12 TL 1980
Ichthyococcus elongatus Slim lightfish North Pacific 13 SL 1941
Ichthyococcus intermedius Intermediate lightfish Pacific Ocean 5.3 SL 1980
Ichthyococcus irregularis Bulldog lightfish Eastern Pacific 7.6 SL 1958
Ichthyococcus ovatus Lightfish Circumglobal except North 5.5 SL 1838
Ichthyococcus parini Indian Ocean 4.9 SL 1980
Ichthyococcus polli Atlantic Ocean 9.1 SL 1964
Phosichthys argenteus Silver lightfish Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1872
Pollichthys mauli Stareye lightfish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1953
Polymetme andriashevi Southeast Pacific 20.9 SL 1990
Polymetme corythaeola Rendezvous fish Indo-West Pacific 26 SL 1898
Polymetme elongata Western Pacific 18.4 SL 1938
Polymetme illustris Brilliant lightfish Eastern Indian Ocean to W 14.8 SL 1926
Polymetme surugaensis Suruga lightfish Western Pacific 12 SL 1943
Polymetme thaeocoryla Eastern Atlantic 21.6 SL 1990
Vinciguerria attenuata Slender lightfish Western Atlantic. Easter 4.5 TL 1838
Vinciguerria lucetia Panama lightfish Western Central Pacific 8 TL 1899
Vinciguerria mabahiss Indian Ocean 1984
Vinciguerria nimbaria Oceanic lightfish Western Central Atlantic 5.3 SL 1895
Vinciguerria poweriae Power's deep-water bristle-mouth fish Circumglobal (Ref. 3988), 4.3 TL 1838
Woodsia meyerwaardeni Austral lightfish South Atlantic 10 TL 1973
Woodsia nonsuchae Bigeye lightfish Western Pacific 12 SL 1932
Yarrella argenteola Eastern Central Pacific 1899
Yarrella blackfordi Eastern Atlantic 33 SL 1896



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