Teleostei (teleosts) > 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); max. published weight: 15.40 g (Ref. 126117)
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. 126983)
Threat to humans
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