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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Genus: Diaphus

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77 species (see list below)

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Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Diaphus adenomus Gilbert, 1905

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diaphus adenomus
[Gilbert's large lantern fish]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific. South China
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus aliciae Fowler, 1934

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus aliciae
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Diaphus anderseni Tåning, 1932

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus anderseni
[Andersen's lantern fish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Diaphus antonbruuni Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus antonbruuni
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Diaphus arabicus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Diaphus basileusi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Diaphus bertelseni
[Bertelsen's lanternfish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus brachycephalus Tåning, 1928

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus brachycephalus
[Short-headed lantern fish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diaphus burtoni
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean.
Max. Length 1.1 cm SL

 
Diaphus chrysorhynchus
[Golden-nosed lantern fish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Diaphus coeruleus
[Blue lantern fish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Diaphus confusus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Diaphus dahlgreni
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Diaphus danae
[Dana lanternfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diaphus dehaveni
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Diaphus diadematus Tåning, 1932

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus diadematus
[Crown lanternfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Diaphus diademophilus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean.

 
Diaphus drachmanni
[Drachmann's lanternfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Diaphus dumerilii (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus dumerilii
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Diaphus effulgens (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diaphus effulgens
[Headlight fish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diaphus ehrhorni
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diaphus faustinoi
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Tropical areas in all thr
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL
Diaphus fragilis Tåning, 1928

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus fragilis
[Fragile lantern fish]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Diaphus fulgens (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus fulgens
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus garmani Gilbert, 1906

Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus garmani
[Garman's lanternfish]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Diaphus gigas
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diaphus handi
[]

Photo by García Rodríguez, M.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Diaphus holti Tåning, 1918

Photo by García Rodríguez, M.
 
Diaphus holti
[Small lantern fish]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Circumglobal between Subt
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Diaphus hudsoni Zurbrigg & Scott, 1976

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diaphus hudsoni
[Hudson's lanternfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diaphus impostor
[Imposter lanternfish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Indo-Pacific. Southeast
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Diaphus jenseni Tåning, 1932

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus jenseni
[Jensen's lanternfish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Southwest Pacific

Diaphus kapalae Nafpaktitis, Robertson & Paxton, 1995

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus kapalae
[Kapala lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Diaphus knappi Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus knappi
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Diaphus kora
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Diaphus kuroshio
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Diaphus lobatus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Diaphus lucidus (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus lucidus
[Spotlight lanternfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diaphus lucifrons
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus luetkeni (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus luetkeni
[Luetken's lanternfish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Diaphus malayanus Weber, 1913

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus malayanus
[Malayan lanternfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Diaphus mascarensis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal distribution
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Diaphus meadi Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus meadi
[Mead's lanternfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Diaphus megalops
[]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco, 1829)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Diaphus metopoclampus
[Spothead lantern fish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Diaphus minax
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diaphus mollis
[Soft lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Diaphus nielseni Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus nielseni
[]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal in all three
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Diaphus ostenfeldi Tåning, 1932

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus ostenfeldi
[Ostenfeld's lanternfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Diaphus pacificus
[Pacific headlightfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Diaphus pallidus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Diaphus parini
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Diaphus parri Tåning, 1932

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus parri
[Parr's lanternfish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Diaphus perspicillatus (Ogilby, 1898)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus perspicillatus
[Transparent lantern fish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Diaphus phillipsi Fowler, 1934

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus phillipsi
[Bolin's lantern fish]

Photo by JAMARC

Tropical waters of all th
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Diaphus problematicus Parr, 1928

Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus problematicus
[Problematic lanternfish]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Diaphus rafinesquii (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Diaphus rafinesquii
[White-spotted lantern fish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific. South
Max. Length 1.4 cm SL
Diaphus regani Tåning, 1932

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Diaphus regani
[Regan's lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus richardsoni Tåning, 1932

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus richardsoni
[]
No picture found
West Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Diaphus rivatoni
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Diaphus roei
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Diaphus sagamiensis
[]
No picture found
Widespread in the tropica
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Diaphus schmidti
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Diaphus signatus Gilbert, 1908

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Diaphus signatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific.
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Diaphus similis
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Diaphus splendidus (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diaphus splendidus
[Horned lanternfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Diaphus suborbitalis Weber, 1913

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Diaphus suborbitalis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Diaphus subtilis Nafpaktitis, 1968

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus subtilis
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Diaphus taaningi Norman, 1930

Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus taaningi
[Slopewater lanternfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Diaphus termophilus Tåning, 1928

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diaphus termophilus
[Taaning's lantern fish]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL
Diaphus theta Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Diaphus theta
[California headlightfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Diaphus thiollierei Fowler, 1934

Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus thiollierei
[Thiolliere's lanternfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Diaphus trachops
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diaphus umbroculus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Diaphus vanhoeffeni
[]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Diaphus watasei Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus watasei
[Watases lanternfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Diaphus whitleyi
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Diaphus wisneri
[]
77 Species of Family Myctophidae with Genus Diaphus
(Lanternfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1905 Diaphus adenomus Gilbert's large lantern fish Western Pacific 18 SL
1934 Diaphus aliciae Indo-Pacific. South China 6 SL
1932 Diaphus anderseni Andersen's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 3.2 SL
1978 Diaphus antonbruuni Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL
1978 Diaphus arabicus Western Indian Ocean
1984 Diaphus basileusi Western Indian Ocean 16.4 SL
1966 Diaphus bertelseni Bertelsen's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9.1 SL
1928 Diaphus brachycephalus Short-headed lantern fish Circumglobal 6 SL
1934 Diaphus burtoni Western Central Pacific
1897 Diaphus chrysorhynchus Golden-nosed lantern fish Pacific Ocean. 1.1 SL
1871 Diaphus coeruleus Blue lantern fish Indo-West Pacific 13.7 SL
1992 Diaphus confusus Southeast Pacific
1934 Diaphus dahlgreni Western Pacific
1932 Diaphus danae Dana lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 12.6 SL
1934 Diaphus dehaveni Western Central Pacific
1932 Diaphus diadematus Crown lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.2 SL
1978 Diaphus diademophilus Indo-West Pacific 4.9 SL
1932 Diaphus drachmanni Drachmann's lanternfish Eastern Indian Ocean.
1856 Diaphus dumerilii Eastern Atlantic 8.7 SL
1896 Diaphus effulgens Headlight fish Eastern Atlantic 15 SL
1934 Diaphus ehrhorni Western Central Pacific
1934 Diaphus faustinoi Western Central Pacific
1928 Diaphus fragilis Fragile lantern fish Tropical areas in all thr 12.3 SL
1904 Diaphus fulgens Indian Ocean 4.5 SL
1906 Diaphus garmani Garman's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL
1913 Diaphus gigas North Pacific
1934 Diaphus handi Western Central Pacific
1918 Diaphus holti Small lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL
1976 Diaphus hudsoni Hudson's lanternfish Circumglobal between Subt 8.4 SL
1995 Diaphus impostor Imposter lanternfish Western Central Pacific
1932 Diaphus jenseni Jensen's lanternfish Indo-Pacific. Southeast 5 SL
1995 Diaphus kapalae Kapala lanternfish Southwest Pacific
1978 Diaphus knappi Western Indian Ocean 17.3 SL
1995 Diaphus kora Southwest Pacific
1978 Diaphus kuroshio Northwest Pacific 4.9 SL
1978 Diaphus lobatus Western Indian Ocean
1896 Diaphus lucidus Spotlight lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11.8 SL
1934 Diaphus lucifrons Western Central Pacific
1904 Diaphus luetkeni Luetken's lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6 SL
1913 Diaphus malayanus Malayan lanternfish Western Pacific 4.5 SL
1990 Diaphus mascarensis Western Indian Ocean 14.4 SL
1978 Diaphus meadi Mead's lanternfish Circumglobal distribution 5.4 SL
1978 Diaphus megalops Indo-West Pacific. 8.5 SL
1829 Diaphus metopoclampus Spothead lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.5 SL
1968 Diaphus minax Western Atlantic
1928 Diaphus mollis Soft lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6.6 SL
1978 Diaphus nielseni Indo-Pacific 4 SL
1932 Diaphus ostenfeldi Ostenfeld's lanternfish Circumglobal in all three 12 SL
1931 Diaphus pacificus Pacific headlightfish Southwest Pacific
1989 Diaphus pallidus Western Indian Ocean
1992 Diaphus parini Southeast Pacific
1932 Diaphus parri Parr's lanternfish Southeast Atlantic 6.5 SL
1898 Diaphus perspicillatus Transparent lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.1 SL
1934 Diaphus phillipsi Bolin's lantern fish Indian Ocean 7.7 SL
1928 Diaphus problematicus Problematic lanternfish Tropical waters of all th 10.5 SL
1838 Diaphus rafinesquii White-spotted lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 9 SL
1932 Diaphus regani Regan's lanternfish Indo-West Pacific. South 1.4 SL
1932 Diaphus richardsoni Southeast Atlantic 6 SL
1985 Diaphus rivatoni West Central Pacific 11 TL
1974 Diaphus roei Western Central Atlantic
1913 Diaphus sagamiensis Northwest Pacific
1932 Diaphus schmidti Widespread in the tropica 5.3 SL
1908 Diaphus signatus Indo-Pacific 4 SL
1974 Diaphus similis Eastern Central Pacific. 7.2 SL
1904 Diaphus splendidus Horned lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9 SL
1913 Diaphus suborbitalis Indo-West Pacific 7.3 SL
1968 Diaphus subtilis Eastern Atlantic 8.5 SL
1930 Diaphus taaningi Slopewater lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL
1928 Diaphus termophilus Taaning's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8 SL
1890 Diaphus theta California headlightfish Eastern Pacific 11.4 TL
1934 Diaphus thiollierei Thiolliere's lanternfish Indo-Pacific 10 SL
1974 Diaphus trachops Eastern Central Pacific 6.3 SL
1934 Diaphus umbroculus Western Central Pacific
1906 Diaphus vanhoeffeni Eastern Atlantic 4.2 SL
1904 Diaphus watasei Watases lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 17 SL
1934 Diaphus whitleyi Western Central Pacific
1995 Diaphus wisneri Western Central Pacific.



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