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Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes



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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]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL

 
Benthosema panamense
[Panama lanternfish]

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]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Bolinichthys distofax
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Bolinichthys indicus (Nafpaktitis & Nafpaktitis, 1969)

Photo by SFSA
 
Bolinichthys indicus
[Lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Bolinichthys longipes (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by SFSA
 
Bolinichthys longipes
[Popeye lampfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Bolinichthys nikolayi
[Nikolay's lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Bolinichthys photothorax (Parr, 1928)

Photo by SFSA
 
Bolinichthys photothorax
[Spurcheek lanternfish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Bolinichthys pyrsobolus
[Fiery lanternfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Bolinichthys supralateralis (Parr, 1928)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Bolinichthys supralateralis
[Stubby lanternfish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific. South China
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Centrobranchus andreae
[Andre's lanternfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Centrobranchus brevirostris
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Centrobranchus choerocephalus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Centrobranchus nigroocellatus (Günther, 1873)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Centrobranchus nigroocellatus
[Roundnose lanternfish]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Ceratoscopelus maderensis (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Ceratoscopelus maderensis
[Madeira lantern fish]
No picture found
Circumglobal. Common sou
Max. Length 18.4 cm TL

 
Ceratoscopelus townsendi
[Dogtooth lampfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Ceratoscopelus warmingii (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ceratoscopelus warmingii
[Warming's lantern fish]

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
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Diogenichthys atlanticus (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Diogenichthys atlanticus
[Longfin lanternfish]
No picture found
Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Diogenichthys laternatus
[Diogenes lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Diogenichthys panurgus Bolin, 1946

Photo by SFSA
 
Diogenichthys panurgus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Circumpolar south of Anta
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Electrona antarctica (Günther, 1878)

Photo by SFSA
 
Electrona antarctica
[]

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.

Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL
Electrona carlsbergi (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Electrona carlsbergi
[Electron subantarctic]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal in region of
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Electrona paucirastra Bolin, 1962

Photo by SFSA
 
Electrona paucirastra
[Belted lanternfish]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Electrona risso (Cocco, 1829)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Electrona risso
[Electric lantern fish]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Electrona subaspera (Günther, 1864)

Photo by SFSA
 
Electrona subaspera
[Rough lanternfish]

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]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Gonichthys venetus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Generally ranges between
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus bolini Andriashev, 1962

Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus bolini
[]

Photo by SFSA

Generally ranges between
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lönnberg, 1905)

Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus braueri
[Brauer’s lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Mostly in the region of A
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus fraseri (Fraser-Brunner, 1931)

Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus fraseri
[Fraser’s lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus hintonoides Hulley, 1981

Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus hintonoides
[False-midas lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal between Subt
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus microlampas Hulley, 1981

Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus microlampas
[Minispotted lanternfish]

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.

Generally ranges between
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Gilbert, 1911)

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi
[Nichol's lanternfish]

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.

Circumpolar south of Anta
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus Fraser-Brunner, 1949

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Generally ranges between
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus piabilis (Whitley, 1931)

Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus piabilis
[Southern blacktip lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Generally ranges between
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Hintonia candens Fraser-Brunner, 1949

Photo by SFSA
 
Hintonia candens
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Hygophum atratum
[Thickhead lanternfish]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Hygophum benoiti (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Hygophum benoiti
[Benoit's lanternfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Hygophum bruuni
[]

Photo by SFSA

Convergence species in al
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Hygophum hanseni (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by SFSA
 
Hygophum hanseni
[Hansen's lanternfish]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Hygophum hygomii (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Hygophum hygomii
[Bermuda lantern fish]
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Hygophum macrochir
[Large-finned lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indian and Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Hygophum proximum Becker, 1965

Photo by SFSA
 
Hygophum proximum
[Firefly lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Hygophum reinhardtii (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by SFSA
 
Hygophum reinhardtii
[Reinhardt's lantern fish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Hygophum taaningi Becker, 1965

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Hygophum taaningi
[Tåning’s lanternfish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Idiolychnus urolampus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Ranges from the Antarctic
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Krefftichthys anderssoni (Lönnberg, 1905)

Photo by SFSA
 
Krefftichthys anderssoni
[Rhombic lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Lampadena anomala Parr, 1928

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena anomala
[Anomalous lanternfish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Lampadena atlantica
[]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Lampadena chavesi Collett, 1905

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena chavesi
[Chaves' lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Disjunct circumglobal dis
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Lampadena dea Fraser-Brunner, 1949

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena dea
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Lampadena luminosa (Garman, 1899)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Lampadena luminosa
[Luminous lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Convergence species in al
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Lampadena notialis Nafpaktitis & Paxton, 1968

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena notialis
[Notal lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Lampadena pontifex Krefft, 1970

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena pontifex
[]

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Lampadena speculigera Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.
 
Lampadena speculigera
[Mirror lanternfish]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Lampadena urophaos Paxton, 1963

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampadena urophaos
[Sunbeam lampfish]
No picture found
North Pacific.
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Lampadena yaquinae
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Lampanyctodes hectoris (Günther, 1876)

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctodes hectoris
[Hector's lanternfish]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus acanthurus
[Spinytail lampfish]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Lampanyctus alatus Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus alatus
[Winged lanternfish]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Circumglobal between 33°
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Lampanyctus australis Tåning, 1932

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Lampanyctus australis
[Southern lanternfish]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Lampanyctus crocodilus (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lampanyctus crocodilus
[Jewel lanternfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Lampanyctus festivus Tåning, 1928

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lampanyctus festivus
[Festive lanternfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean. South Chin
Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus hubbsi
[]

Photo by DESCNA

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Lampanyctus intricarius Tåning, 1928

Photo by DESCNA
 
Lampanyctus intricarius
[Diamondcheek lanternfish]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Southeast Pacific

Lampanyctus iselinoides Bussing, 1965

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampanyctus iselinoides
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Lampanyctus jordani Gilbert, 1913

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Lampanyctus jordani
[Brokenline lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal convergence
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Lampanyctus lepidolychnus Becker, 1967

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus lepidolychnus
[Mermaid lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

North Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Lampanyctus macdonaldi (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus macdonaldi
[Rakery beaconlamp]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus macropterus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Circumglobal. Eastern At
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Lampanyctus nobilis Tåning, 1928

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Lampanyctus nobilis
[Noble lampfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific.
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus omostigma
[]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Eastern Central Pacific

Lampanyctus parvicauda Parr, 1931

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampanyctus parvicauda
[Slimtail lampfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Lampanyctus photonotus Parr, 1928

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lampanyctus photonotus
[]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Lampanyctus pusillus (Johnson, 1890)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lampanyctus pusillus
[Pygmy lanternfish]
No picture found
North Pacific.
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus simulator
[]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Lampanyctus steinbecki Bolin, 1939

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampanyctus steinbecki
[Longfin lampfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Lampanyctus tenuiformis (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Lampanyctus tenuiformis
[Slender lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Lampanyctus turneri (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus turneri
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Lampanyctus vadulus Hulley, 1981

Photo by JAMARC
 
Lampanyctus vadulus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal in the south
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Lampichthys procerus (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by SFSA
 
Lampichthys procerus
[Blackhead lanternfish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Lepidophanes gaussi
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Lepidophanes guentheri (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Lepidophanes guentheri
[Günther’s lanternfish]

Photo by Costa, F.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Lobianchia dofleini (Zugmayer, 1911)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lobianchia dofleini
[Dofleini's lantern fish]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Lobianchia gemellarii (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lobianchia gemellarii
[Cocco's lantern fish]

Photo by SFSA

Bitemperate in Atlantic a
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Loweina interrupta (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by SFSA
 
Loweina interrupta
[]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Loweina rara (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by SFSA
 
Loweina rara
[Laura's lantern fish]
No picture found
Northwest (Ref. 41299) an
Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Loweina terminata
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Metelectrona ahlstromi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal convergence
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Metelectrona herwigi Hulley, 1981

Photo by SFSA
 
Metelectrona herwigi
[Herwig lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal. In the Sou
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Metelectrona ventralis (Becker, 1963)

Photo by SFSA
 
Metelectrona ventralis
[Flaccid lanternfish]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Myctophum affine (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Myctophum affine
[Metallic lantern fish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Myctophum asperum Richardson, 1845

Photo by SFSA
 
Myctophum asperum
[Prickly lanternfish]

Photo by Ernst, J.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Myctophum aurolaternatum Garman, 1899

Photo by Ernst, J.
 
Myctophum aurolaternatum
[Golden lanternfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Myctophum brachygnathum
[Short-jawed lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Myctophum fissunovi Becker & Borodulina, 1971

Photo by SFSA
 
Myctophum fissunovi
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Myctophum indicum
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Myctophum lunatum
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Myctophum lychnobium
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Circumglobal (Ref. 7300)
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Myctophum nitidulum Garman, 1899

Photo by JAMARC
 
Myctophum nitidulum
[Pearly lanternfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Myctophum obtusirostre Tåning, 1928

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Myctophum obtusirostre
[Bluntsnout lanternfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific.

 
Myctophum orientale
[Oriental lanternfish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean. Western Ce
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Myctophum ovcharovi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Myctophum phengodes (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by SFSA
 
Myctophum phengodes
[Bright lanternfish]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Myctophum punctatum Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Myctophum punctatum
[Spotted lanternfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Myctophum selenops Tåning, 1928

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Myctophum selenops
[Wisner's lantern fish]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Myctophum spinosum (Steindachner, 1867)

Photo by SFSA
 
Myctophum spinosum
[Spiny lantern fish]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Circumglobal from the Sub
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Nannobrachium achirus (Andriashev, 1962)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Nannobrachium achirus
[Lantern fish]

Photo by SFSA

Most widely distributed s
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Nannobrachium atrum (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by SFSA
 
Nannobrachium atrum
[Dusky lanternfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium bristori
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium crypticum
[]
No picture found
Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium cuprarium
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium fernae
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium gibbsi
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium hawaiiensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium idostigma
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium indicum
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium isaacsi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Tropical and subtropical
Max. Length 23.7 cm SL
Nannobrachium lineatum (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by SFSA
 
Nannobrachium lineatum
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium nigrum
[Black lantern fish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium phyllisae
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL
Nannobrachium regale (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Nannobrachium regale
[Pinpoint lampfish]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium ritteri
[Broadfin lampfish]
No picture found
Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium wisneri
[]

Photo by SFSA

Worldwide distribution in
Max. Length 6.3 cm TL
Notolychnus valdiviae (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by SFSA
 
Notolychnus valdiviae
[Topside lampfish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic and Medi
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Notoscopelus bolini Nafpaktitis, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Notoscopelus bolini
[]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Notoscopelus caudispinosus (Johnson, 1863)

Photo by SFSA
 
Notoscopelus caudispinosus
[Lobisomem]

Photo by Costa, F.

Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL
Notoscopelus elongatus (Costa, 1844)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Notoscopelus elongatus
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Notoscopelus japonicus (Tanaka, 1908)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Notoscopelus japonicus
[Japanese lanternfish]

Photo by DESCNA

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Notoscopelus kroyeri (Malm, 1861)

Photo by DESCNA
 
Notoscopelus kroyeri
[Lancet fish]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Notoscopelus resplendens (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by SFSA
 
Notoscopelus resplendens
[Patchwork lampfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.

 
Parvilux boschmai
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Parvilux ingens
[Giant lampfish]

Photo by SFSA

Generally circumglobal be
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Protomyctophum andriashevi Becker, 1963

Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum andriashevi
[Andriashev’s lanternfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Protomyctophum arcticum (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Protomyctophum arcticum
[Arctic telescope]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Protomyctophum beckeri
[]

Photo by SFSA

Circumpolar between Antar
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Protomyctophum bolini (Fraser-Brunner, 1949)

Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum bolini
[Bolin’s lanternfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Protomyctophum chilense
[]

Photo by SFSA

Generally, circumglobal b
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Protomyctophum choriodon Hulley, 1981

Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum choriodon
[Gaptooth lanternfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Protomyctophum crockeri (Bolin, 1939)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Protomyctophum crockeri
[California flashlightfish]

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.

Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum gemmatum Hulley, 1981

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Protomyctophum gemmatum
[Jewelled lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Protomyctophum luciferum Hulley, 1981

Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum luciferum
[Damsel lanternfish]
No picture found
Atlantic

 
Protomyctophum mcginnisi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal between 36°
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum normani (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum normani
[Norman's lanterrnfish]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Protomyctophum parallelum (Lönnberg, 1905)

Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum parallelum
[Parallel lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Circumglobal in region of
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum subparallelum (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum subparallelum
[Subparallel lanternfish]

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.

Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Protomyctophum tenisoni (Norman, 1930)

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Protomyctophum tenisoni
[Tenison’s lanternfish]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Protomyctophum thompsoni
[Bigeye lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Scopelopsis multipunctatus Brauer, 1906

Photo by SFSA
 
Scopelopsis multipunctatus
[Multispotted lanternfish]

Photo by Bursch, C.

North Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890)

Photo by Bursch, C.
 
Stenobrachius leucopsarus
[Northern lampfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Stenobrachius nannochir (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Stenobrachius nannochir
[Garnet lanternfish]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Circumglobal in the south
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Symbolophorus barnardi (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Symbolophorus barnardi
[Barnards lanternfishes]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Symbolophorus boops (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by SFSA
 
Symbolophorus boops
[Bogue lanternfish]

Photo by Van Noord, J.E.

North Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Symbolophorus californiensis (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889)

Photo by Van Noord, J.E.
 
Symbolophorus californiensis
[Bigfin lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Symbolophorus evermanni (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by SFSA
 
Symbolophorus evermanni
[Evermann's lantern fish]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Symbolophorus kreffti
[]

Photo by Van Noord, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Symbolophorus reversus Gago & Ricord, 2005

Photo by Van Noord, J.E.
 
Symbolophorus reversus
[Reverse gland lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Symbolophorus rufinus (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by SFSA
 
Symbolophorus rufinus
[]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Symbolophorus veranyi (Moreau, 1888)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Symbolophorus veranyi
[Large-scale lantern fish]

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
Taaningichthys bathyphilus
[Deepwater lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
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
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.7 cm TL
Tarletonbeania crenularis (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Tarletonbeania crenularis
[Blue lanternfish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Tarletonbeania taylori Mead, 1953

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Tarletonbeania taylori
[North Pacific lanternfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Triphoturus mexicanus
[Mexican lampfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indian and Southeast Atla
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Triphoturus nigrescens (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by SFSA
 
Triphoturus nigrescens
[Highseas lampfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Triphoturus oculeum
[]
248 Species of Family Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes)
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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 Panama lanternfish 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
1975 Bolinichthys distofax Eastern Atlantic 9 SL
1969 Bolinichthys indicus Lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.5 SL
1906 Bolinichthys longipes Popeye lampfish Indian Ocean 5 SL
1978 Bolinichthys nikolayi Nikolay's lanternfish Southwest Pacific. 4.1 SL
1928 Bolinichthys photothorax Spurcheek lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7.3 SL
1890 Bolinichthys pyrsobolus Fiery lanternfish Indo-Pacific. 9.2 SL
1928 Bolinichthys supralateralis Stubby lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11.7 SL
1892 Centrobranchus andreae Andre's lanternfish Indo-Pacific. South China 6.5 SL
1964 Centrobranchus brevirostris Northwest Pacific 4 SL
1904 Centrobranchus choerocephalus Pacific Ocean 4 SL
1873 Centrobranchus nigroocellatus Roundnose lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 5 SL
1839 Ceratoscopelus maderensis Madeira lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8.1 SL
1889 Ceratoscopelus townsendi Dogtooth lampfish Circumglobal. Common sou 18.4 TL
1892 Ceratoscopelus warmingii Warming's lantern fish Atlantic Ocean 8.1 SL
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.
1928 Diogenichthys atlanticus Longfin lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 2.9 SL
1899 Diogenichthys laternatus Diogenes lanternfish Pacific 5 TL
1946 Diogenichthys panurgus Indian Ocean 2.3 SL
1878 Electrona antarctica Circumpolar south of Anta 10.3 SL
1932 Electrona carlsbergi Electron subantarctic Circumglobal between the 9.6 SL
1962 Electrona paucirastra Belted lanternfish Circumglobal in region of 7 SL
1829 Electrona risso Electric lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8.2 SL
1864 Electrona subaspera Rough lanternfish Circumglobal between the 12.7 SL
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
1962 Gymnoscopelus bolini Generally ranges between 28 SL
1905 Gymnoscopelus braueri Brauer’s lanternfish Generally ranges between 13.2 SL
1931 Gymnoscopelus fraseri Fraser’s lanternfish Mostly in the region of A 8.8 SL
1981 Gymnoscopelus hintonoides False-midas lanternfish Circumglobal between the 14 SL
1981 Gymnoscopelus microlampas Minispotted lanternfish Circumglobal between Subt 11.7 SL
1911 Gymnoscopelus nicholsi Nichol's lanternfish Generally ranges between 16.1 SL
1949 Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus Circumpolar south of Anta 16.2 SL
1931 Gymnoscopelus piabilis Southern blacktip lanternfish Generally ranges between 14.6 SL
1949 Hintonia candens Generally ranges between 13 SL
1899 Hygophum atratum Thickhead lanternfish Eastern Pacific 6 TL
1838 Hygophum benoiti Benoit's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 5.5 SL
1971 Hygophum bruuni Southeast Pacific
1932 Hygophum hanseni Hansen's lanternfish Convergence species in al 6.7 SL
1892 Hygophum hygomii Bermuda lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6.8 SL
1864 Hygophum macrochir Large-finned lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6 SL
1965 Hygophum proximum Firefly lanternfish Indian and Pacific 5 SL
1892 Hygophum reinhardtii Reinhardt's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL
1965 Hygophum taaningi Tåning’s lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6.1 SL
1897 Idiolychnus urolampus Indo-Pacific 11 SL
1905 Krefftichthys anderssoni Rhombic lanternfish Ranges from the Antarctic 7.1 SL
1928 Lampadena anomala Anomalous lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 18 SL
1969 Lampadena atlantica Eastern Atlantic 20 SL
1905 Lampadena chavesi Chaves' lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 8 SL
1949 Lampadena dea Disjunct circumglobal dis 8.9 SL
1899 Lampadena luminosa Luminous lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 20 SL
1968 Lampadena notialis Notal lanternfish Convergence species in al 13.9 SL
1970 Lampadena pontifex Eastern Atlantic 11 SL
1896 Lampadena speculigera Mirror lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 15.3 SL
1963 Lampadena urophaos Sunbeam lampfish Western Pacific 14 SL
1972 Lampadena yaquinae North Pacific. 13 SL
1876 Lampanyctodes hectoris Hector's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL
1974 Lampanyctus acanthurus Spinytail lampfish North Pacific 13 SL
1896 Lampanyctus alatus Winged lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6.1 SL
1932 Lampanyctus australis Southern lanternfish Circumglobal between 33° 13.1 SL
1810 Lampanyctus crocodilus Jewel lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 30 SL
1928 Lampanyctus festivus Festive lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 13.8 SL
1963 Lampanyctus hubbsi Pacific Ocean. South Chin 3.0 SL
1928 Lampanyctus intricarius Diamondcheek lanternfish Northwest Atlantic 20 SL
1965 Lampanyctus iselinoides Southeast Pacific
1913 Lampanyctus jordani Brokenline lanternfish North Pacific 14 SL
1967 Lampanyctus lepidolychnus Mermaid lanternfish Circumglobal convergence 11.9 SL
1896 Lampanyctus macdonaldi Rakery beaconlamp North Atlantic 16 SL
1904 Lampanyctus macropterus Western Indian Ocean 6.8 SL
1928 Lampanyctus nobilis Noble lampfish Circumglobal. Eastern At 12.4 SL
1908 Lampanyctus omostigma Eastern Central Pacific. 2.6 SL
1931 Lampanyctus parvicauda Slimtail lampfish Eastern Central Pacific
1928 Lampanyctus photonotus Atlantic Ocean 8.5 SL
1890 Lampanyctus pusillus Pygmy lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.3 SL
1971 Lampanyctus simulator North Pacific. 9.3 SL
1939 Lampanyctus steinbecki Longfin lampfish Eastern Pacific 3.8 SL
1906 Lampanyctus tenuiformis Slender lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 15.3 SL
1934 Lampanyctus turneri Indo-West Pacific 7 SL
1981 Lampanyctus vadulus Eastern Atlantic 9.9 SL
1904 Lampichthys procerus Blackhead lanternfish Circumglobal in the south 10 TL
1906 Lepidophanes gaussi Eastern Atlantic 5 SL
1896 Lepidophanes guentheri Günther’s lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 7.8 SL
1911 Lobianchia dofleini Dofleini's lantern fish Atlantic Ocean 5 SL
1838 Lobianchia gemellarii Cocco's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL
1928 Loweina interrupta Bitemperate in Atlantic a 3.9 SL
1892 Loweina rara Laura's lantern fish Atlantic Ocean 4.5 SL
1964 Loweina terminata Northwest (Ref. 41299) an 3 SL
1963 Metelectrona ahlstromi Southeast Pacific
1981 Metelectrona herwigi Herwig lanternfish Circumglobal convergence 5.5 SL
1963 Metelectrona ventralis Flaccid lanternfish Circumglobal. In the Sou 10.7 SL
1892 Myctophum affine Metallic lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.9 SL
1845 Myctophum asperum Prickly lanternfish Western Atlantic 8.5 TL
1899 Myctophum aurolaternatum Golden lanternfish Western Indian Ocean 11 SL
1856 Myctophum brachygnathum Short-jawed lanternfish Western Central Pacific
1971 Myctophum fissunovi Western Indian Ocean 7 SL
1877 Myctophum indicum Indian Ocean
1978 Myctophum lunatum Indo-West Pacific. 5.7 SL
1946 Myctophum lychnobium Indo-Pacific 3.8 SL
1899 Myctophum nitidulum Pearly lanternfish Circumglobal (Ref. 7300) 8.3 SL
1928 Myctophum obtusirostre Bluntsnout lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9 TL
1913 Myctophum orientale Oriental lanternfish Western Pacific.
1993 Myctophum ovcharovi Indian Ocean. Western Ce 7.2 SL
1892 Myctophum phengodes Bright lanternfish Southeast Atlantic 9.3 SL
1810 Myctophum punctatum Spotted lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11 SL
1928 Myctophum selenops Wisner's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.5 TL
1867 Myctophum spinosum Spiny lantern fish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 9 SL
1962 Nannobrachium achirus Lantern fish Circumglobal from the Sub 16.2 SL
1928 Nannobrachium atrum Dusky lanternfish Most widely distributed s 14 SL
2000 Nannobrachium bristori Pacific Ocean 14.2 SL
2000 Nannobrachium crypticum Pacific Ocean 9.8 SL
1928 Nannobrachium cuprarium Atlantic Ocean 7.9 SL
1971 Nannobrachium fernae North Pacific 9.1 SL
2000 Nannobrachium gibbsi Pacific Ocean 12.2 SL
2000 Nannobrachium hawaiiensis Pacific Ocean 8.1 SL
1931 Nannobrachium idostigma Eastern Central Pacific 9.6 SL
2000 Nannobrachium indicum Indian Ocean 8 SL
1974 Nannobrachium isaacsi Eastern Central Atlantic 13.3 SL
1928 Nannobrachium lineatum Tropical and subtropical 23.7 SL
1887 Nannobrachium nigrum Black lantern fish Pacific Ocean 11.1 SL
2000 Nannobrachium phyllisae Southeast Pacific 15.1 SL
1892 Nannobrachium regale Pinpoint lampfish North Pacific 18.3 SL
1915 Nannobrachium ritteri Broadfin lampfish Northeast Pacific 12 SL
2000 Nannobrachium wisneri Atlantic, Indian and Paci 8.8 SL
1904 Notolychnus valdiviae Topside lampfish Worldwide distribution in 6.3 TL
1975 Notoscopelus bolini Eastern Atlantic and Medi 10.2 SL
1863 Notoscopelus caudispinosus Lobisomem Eastern Atlantic 14 SL
1844 Notoscopelus elongatus Mediterranean Sea 10.6 SL
1908 Notoscopelus japonicus Japanese lanternfish Northwest Pacific 13.3 SL
1861 Notoscopelus kroyeri Lancet fish Atlantic Ocean 14.3 SL
1845 Notoscopelus resplendens Patchwork lampfish Atlantic Ocean 9.5 SL
1964 Parvilux boschmai Eastern Pacific.
1964 Parvilux ingens Giant lampfish Eastern Pacific 20 TL
1963 Protomyctophum andriashevi Andriashev’s lanternfish Generally circumglobal be 6 SL
1892 Protomyctophum arcticum Arctic telescope Atlantic Ocean 6 SL
1971 Protomyctophum beckeri Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 SL
1949 Protomyctophum bolini Bolin’s lanternfish Circumpolar between Antar 6.7 SL
1971 Protomyctophum chilense Southeast Pacific
1981 Protomyctophum choriodon Gaptooth lanternfish Generally, circumglobal b 9.5 SL
1939 Protomyctophum crockeri California flashlightfish Northwest Pacific 3.7 SL
1981 Protomyctophum gemmatum Jewelled lanternfish Probably circumglobal in 8.6 SL
1981 Protomyctophum luciferum Damsel lanternfish Probably circumglobal in 6.1 SL
2005 Protomyctophum mcginnisi Atlantic
1932 Protomyctophum normani Norman's lanterrnfish Circumglobal between 36° 5.6 SL
1905 Protomyctophum parallelum Parallel lanternfish Circumglobal between the 5 SL
1932 Protomyctophum subparallelum Subparallel lanternfish Circumglobal in region of 3.6 SL
1930 Protomyctophum tenisoni Tenison’s lanternfish Circumglobal between the 5.4 SL
1944 Protomyctophum thompsoni Bigeye lanternfish North Pacific 5.2 SL
1906 Scopelopsis multipunctatus Multispotted lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 8.1 SL
1890 Stenobrachius leucopsarus Northern lampfish North Pacific 13 TL
1890 Stenobrachius nannochir Garnet lanternfish North Pacific 11 SL
1932 Symbolophorus barnardi Barnards lanternfishes Circumglobal in the south 11.6 SL
1845 Symbolophorus boops Bogue lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 16 TL
1889 Symbolophorus californiensis Bigfin lanternfish North Pacific 11 SL
1905 Symbolophorus evermanni Evermann's lantern fish Indo-Pacific 8 SL
1981 Symbolophorus kreffti Eastern Atlantic 11.2 SL
2005 Symbolophorus reversus Reverse gland lanternfish Eastern Central Pacific 8.9 SL
1928 Symbolophorus rufinus Western Atlantic 9.4 SL
1888 Symbolophorus veranyi Large-scale lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 12 SL
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
1880 Tarletonbeania crenularis Blue lanternfish Eastern Pacific 12.7 TL
1953 Tarletonbeania taylori North Pacific lanternfish North Pacific 7 SL
1890 Triphoturus mexicanus Mexican lampfish Eastern Pacific 7 TL
1904 Triphoturus nigrescens Highseas lampfish Indian and Southeast Atla 4 SL
1899 Triphoturus oculeum Eastern Central Pacific



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