Teleostei (teleosts) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Lampanyctus: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, nykte = night (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Goode & Bean.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 40 - 1500 m (Ref. 26165). Deep-water; 45°N - 40°S
Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to South Africa (gap between the South Equatorial Countercurrent and Benguela Current). Western Atlantic: Canada to Gulf of Mexico, lesser extent in Caribbean and North Sargasso seas, isolates from Brazil to Argentina. Indian Ocean: 0°-39°S. Western Pacific: Taiwan to Australia. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 3.6  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
Oceanic (Ref. 4066), found between 275-1,000 m during the day; between 40-275 m at night with maximum abundance between 50-100 m (Ref. 4479). Mesopelagic (Ref. 5951).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 126983)
Threat to humans
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