Teleostei (teleosts) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Diaphinae
Etymology: Diaphus: Greek, dis, dia = through + Greek, physa, phyo = to beget, to have as offspring (Ref. 45335); diademophilus: From the combination of the names diadematus and termophilus, alluding to the close relationship of the three species and also from the fact that in several characters diademophilus is intermediate between the other two species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1808 m (Ref. 44036). Deep-water; 10°N - 20°S
Indo-West Pacific: common in the tropical Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian seas. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 4.0, range 4 - 4.2 cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nafpaktitis, B.G., 1978. Systematics and distribution of lanternfishes of the genera Lobianchia and Diaphus (Myctophidae) in the Indian Ocean. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County, Sci. Bull. 30:1-92. (Ref. 11639)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 6.1 - 13, mean 8.8 °C (based on 310 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00365 - 0.03613), b=2.99 (2.73 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).