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

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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by SFSA

Subtropical convergence s
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Gonichthys barnesi Whitley, 1943

Photo by SFSA
 
Gonichthys barnesi
[Barne's lanternfish]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Gonichthys cocco (Cocco, 1829)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Gonichthys cocco
[Cocco’s lanternfish]

Photo by Van Noord, J.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gonichthys tenuiculus (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Van Noord, J.E.
 
Gonichthys tenuiculus
[Slendertail lanternfish]
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Southeast Pacific

 
Gonichthys venetus
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4 Species of Family Myctophidae with Genus Gonichthys
(Lanternfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1943 Gonichthys barnesi Barne's lanternfish Subtropical convergence s 5 SL
1829 Gonichthys cocco Cocco’s lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL
1899 Gonichthys tenuiculus Slendertail lanternfish Eastern Pacific 5 TL
1964 Gonichthys venetus Southeast Pacific



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