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

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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal between 43°
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Taaningichthys bathyphilus (Tåning, 1928)

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Taaningichthys bathyphilus
[Deepwater lanternfish]

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Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Taaningichthys minimus (Tåning, 1928)

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Taaningichthys minimus
[Waistcoat lanternfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Taaningichthys paurolychnus Davy, 1972

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Taaningichthys paurolychnus
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3 Species of Family Myctophidae with Genus Taaningichthys
(Lanternfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1928 Taaningichthys bathyphilus Deepwater lanternfish Circumglobal between 43° 8 SL
1928 Taaningichthys minimus Waistcoat lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6.5 SL
1972 Taaningichthys paurolychnus Eastern Atlantic 9.5 SL



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