Actinopteri (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 40 - 750 m (Ref. 4479). Deep-water; 68°N - 57°S, 180°W - 180°E
Northwest Atlantic: rare west of 50°W between 65°-32°N. Northeast Atlantic: Iceland and British Isles to the Mauritanian Upwelling Region; also in the southern Benguela Upwelling Region (Ref. 4066). Circumglobal in the southern hemisphere in the region of the Subtropical Convergence but with northern extension to about 18°S in eastern boundary currents.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 17 - 17.2 cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5182)
Oceanic, mesopelagic (Ref. 4066), epipelagic to bathypelagic (Ref. 58426). Found between 550-750 m during the day; between 40-550 m at night (juveniles are most abundant in 75 m depth). Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 58426).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 6.8 - 15.4, mean 10.3 °C (based on 418 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00192 - 0.00992), b=3.18 (2.98 - 3.38), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .