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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Myctophinae
Genus: Benthosema

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Benthosema fibulatum (Gilbert & Cramer, 1897)

Photo by SFSA
 
Benthosema fibulatum
[Spinycheek lanternfish]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Benthosema glaciale (Reinhardt, 1837)

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Benthosema glaciale
[Glacier lantern fish]
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Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL

 
Benthosema panamense
[Lamp fish]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Benthosema pterotum (Alcock, 1890)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Benthosema pterotum
[Skinnycheek lanternfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Circumglobal in tropical
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Benthosema suborbitale (Gilbert, 1913)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Benthosema suborbitale
[Smallfin lanternfish]
5 Species of Family Myctophidae with Genus Benthosema
(Lanternfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1897 Benthosema fibulatum Spinycheek lanternfish Indian Ocean 10 TL
1837 Benthosema glaciale Glacier lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 10.3 SL
1932 Benthosema panamense Lamp fish Northeast Pacific 5.5 TL
1890 Benthosema pterotum Skinnycheek lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 7 TL
1913 Benthosema suborbitale Smallfin lanternfish Circumglobal in tropical 3.9 SL



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