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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 Dubosc, J.

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

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
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 6.3 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 11.5 cm SL
Electrona antarctica (Günther, 1878)

Photo by SFSA
 
Electrona antarctica
[]

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.

Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 11.2 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
[Grand lanternfish]

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 21 cm TL
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 14.2 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 8.1 cm SL
Triphoturus nigrescens (Brauer, 1904)

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

 
Triphoturus oculeum
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Benthosema fibulatum Spinycheek lanternfish Indian Ocean 10 TL 1897
Benthosema glaciale Glacier lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 10.3 SL 1837
Benthosema panamense Panama lanternfish Northeast Pacific 5.5 TL 1932
Benthosema pterotum Skinnycheek lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 7 TL 1890
Benthosema suborbitale Smallfin lanternfish Circumglobal in tropical 3.9 SL 1913
Bolinichthys distofax Eastern Atlantic 9 SL 1975
Bolinichthys indicus Lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.5 SL 1969
Bolinichthys longipes Popeye lampfish Indian Ocean 5 SL 1906
Bolinichthys nikolayi Nikolay's lanternfish Southwest Pacific. 4.1 SL 1978
Bolinichthys photothorax Spurcheek lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7.3 SL 1928
Bolinichthys pyrsobolus Fiery lanternfish Indo-Pacific. 9.2 SL 1890
Bolinichthys supralateralis Stubby lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11.7 SL 1928
Centrobranchus andreae Andre's lanternfish Indo-Pacific. South China 6.5 SL 1892
Centrobranchus brevirostris Northwest Pacific 4 SL 1964
Centrobranchus choerocephalus Pacific Ocean 4 SL 1904
Centrobranchus nigroocellatus Roundnose lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 5 SL 1873
Ceratoscopelus maderensis Madeira lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8.1 SL 1839
Ceratoscopelus townsendi Dogtooth lampfish Circumglobal. Common sou 18.4 TL 1889
Ceratoscopelus warmingii Warming's lantern fish Atlantic Ocean 8.1 SL 1892
Diaphus adenomus Gilbert's large lantern fish Western Pacific 18 SL 1905
Diaphus aliciae Indo-Pacific. South China 6 SL 1934
Diaphus anderseni Andersen's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 3.2 SL 1932
Diaphus antonbruuni Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 1978
Diaphus arabicus Western Indian Ocean 1978
Diaphus basileusi Western Indian Ocean 16.4 SL 1984
Diaphus bertelseni Bertelsen's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9.1 SL 1966
Diaphus brachycephalus Short-headed lantern fish Circumglobal 6 SL 1928
Diaphus burtoni Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus chrysorhynchus Golden-nosed lantern fish Pacific Ocean. 1.1 SL 1897
Diaphus coeruleus Blue lantern fish Indo-West Pacific 13.7 SL 1871
Diaphus confusus Southeast Pacific 1992
Diaphus dahlgreni Western Pacific 1934
Diaphus danae Dana lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 12.6 SL 1932
Diaphus dehaveni Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus diadematus Crown lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.2 SL 1932
Diaphus diademophilus Indo-West Pacific 4.9 SL 1978
Diaphus drachmanni Drachmann's lanternfish Eastern Indian Ocean. 1932
Diaphus dumerilii Eastern Atlantic 8.7 SL 1856
Diaphus effulgens Headlight fish Eastern Atlantic 15 SL 1896
Diaphus ehrhorni Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus faustinoi Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus fragilis Fragile lantern fish Tropical areas in all thr 12.3 SL 1928
Diaphus fulgens Indian Ocean 4.5 SL 1904
Diaphus garmani Garman's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1906
Diaphus gigas North Pacific 1913
Diaphus handi Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus holti Small lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL 1918
Diaphus hudsoni Hudson's lanternfish Circumglobal between Subt 8.4 SL 1976
Diaphus impostor Imposter lanternfish Western Central Pacific 1995
Diaphus jenseni Jensen's lanternfish Indo-Pacific. Southeast 5 SL 1932
Diaphus kapalae Kapala lanternfish Southwest Pacific 1995
Diaphus knappi Western Indian Ocean 17.3 SL 1978
Diaphus kora Southwest Pacific 1995
Diaphus kuroshio Northwest Pacific 6.3 SL 1978
Diaphus lobatus Western Indian Ocean 1978
Diaphus lucidus Spotlight lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11.8 SL 1896
Diaphus lucifrons Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus luetkeni Luetken's lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6 SL 1904
Diaphus malayanus Malayan lanternfish Western Pacific 4.5 SL 1913
Diaphus mascarensis Western Indian Ocean 14.4 SL 1990
Diaphus meadi Mead's lanternfish Circumglobal distribution 5.4 SL 1978
Diaphus megalops Indo-West Pacific. 8.5 SL 1978
Diaphus metopoclampus Spothead lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.5 SL 1829
Diaphus minax Western Atlantic 1968
Diaphus mollis Soft lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6.6 SL 1928
Diaphus nielseni Indo-Pacific 4 SL 1978
Diaphus ostenfeldi Ostenfeld's lanternfish Circumglobal in all three 12 SL 1932
Diaphus pacificus Pacific headlightfish Southwest Pacific 1931
Diaphus pallidus Western Indian Ocean 1989
Diaphus parini Southeast Pacific 1992
Diaphus parri Parr's lanternfish Southeast Atlantic 6.5 SL 1932
Diaphus perspicillatus Transparent lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.1 SL 1898
Diaphus phillipsi Bolin's lantern fish Indian Ocean 7.7 SL 1934
Diaphus problematicus Problematic lanternfish Tropical waters of all th 10.5 SL 1928
Diaphus rafinesquii White-spotted lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 9 SL 1838
Diaphus regani Regan's lanternfish Indo-West Pacific. South 1.4 SL 1932
Diaphus richardsoni Southeast Atlantic 6 SL 1932
Diaphus rivatoni West Central Pacific 11 TL 1985
Diaphus roei Western Central Atlantic 1974
Diaphus sagamiensis Northwest Pacific 1913
Diaphus schmidti Widespread in the tropica 5.3 SL 1932
Diaphus signatus Indo-Pacific 4 SL 1908
Diaphus similis Eastern Central Pacific. 7.2 SL 1974
Diaphus splendidus Horned lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9 SL 1904
Diaphus suborbitalis Indo-West Pacific 7.3 SL 1913
Diaphus subtilis Eastern Atlantic 8.5 SL 1968
Diaphus taaningi Slopewater lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL 1930
Diaphus termophilus Taaning's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8 SL 1928
Diaphus theta California headlightfish Eastern Pacific 11.4 TL 1890
Diaphus thiollierei Thiolliere's lanternfish Indo-Pacific 10 SL 1934
Diaphus trachops Eastern Central Pacific 6.3 SL 1974
Diaphus umbroculus Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus vanhoeffeni Eastern Atlantic 4.2 SL 1906
Diaphus watasei Watases lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 17 SL 1904
Diaphus whitleyi Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus wisneri Western Central Pacific. 1995
Diogenichthys atlanticus Longfin lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 2.9 SL 1928
Diogenichthys laternatus Diogenes lanternfish Pacific 5 TL 1899
Diogenichthys panurgus Indian Ocean 2.3 SL 1946
Electrona antarctica Circumpolar south of Anta 11.5 SL 1878
Electrona carlsbergi Electron subantarctic Circumglobal between the 11.2 SL 1932
Electrona paucirastra Belted lanternfish Circumglobal in region of 7 SL 1962
Electrona risso Electric lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8.2 SL 1829
Electrona subaspera Rough lanternfish Circumglobal between the 12.7 SL 1864
Gonichthys barnesi Barne's lanternfish Subtropical convergence s 5 SL 1943
Gonichthys cocco Cocco’s lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1829
Gonichthys tenuiculus Slendertail lanternfish Eastern Pacific 5 TL 1899
Gonichthys venetus Southeast Pacific 1964
Gymnoscopelus bolini Grand lanternfish Generally ranges between 28 SL 1962
Gymnoscopelus braueri Brauer’s lanternfish Generally ranges between 13.2 SL 1905
Gymnoscopelus fraseri Fraser’s lanternfish Mostly in the region of A 8.8 SL 1931
Gymnoscopelus hintonoides False-midas lanternfish Circumglobal between the 14 SL 1981
Gymnoscopelus microlampas Minispotted lanternfish Circumglobal between Subt 11.7 SL 1981
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi Nichol's lanternfish Generally ranges between 16.1 SL 1911
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus Circumpolar south of Anta 16.2 SL 1949
Gymnoscopelus piabilis Southern blacktip lanternfish Generally ranges between 14.6 SL 1931
Hintonia candens Generally ranges between 13 SL 1949
Hygophum atratum Thickhead lanternfish Eastern Pacific 6 TL 1899
Hygophum benoiti Benoit's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 5.5 SL 1838
Hygophum bruuni Southeast Pacific 1971
Hygophum hanseni Hansen's lanternfish Convergence species in al 6.7 SL 1932
Hygophum hygomii Bermuda lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6.8 SL 1892
Hygophum macrochir Large-finned lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6 SL 1864
Hygophum proximum Firefly lanternfish Indian and Pacific 5 SL 1965
Hygophum reinhardtii Reinhardt's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1892
Hygophum taaningi Tåning’s lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6.1 SL 1965
Idiolychnus urolampus Indo-Pacific 11 SL 1897
Krefftichthys anderssoni Rhombic lanternfish Ranges from the Antarctic 7.1 SL 1905
Lampadena anomala Anomalous lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 18 SL 1928
Lampadena atlantica Eastern Atlantic 20 SL 1969
Lampadena chavesi Chaves' lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 8 SL 1905
Lampadena dea Disjunct circumglobal dis 8.9 SL 1949
Lampadena luminosa Luminous lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 20 SL 1899
Lampadena notialis Notal lanternfish Convergence species in al 13.9 SL 1968
Lampadena pontifex Eastern Atlantic 11 SL 1970
Lampadena speculigera Mirror lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 15.3 SL 1896
Lampadena urophaos Sunbeam lampfish Western Pacific 14 SL 1963
Lampadena yaquinae North Pacific. 13 SL 1972
Lampanyctodes hectoris Hector's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL 1876
Lampanyctus acanthurus Spinytail lampfish North Pacific 13 SL 1974
Lampanyctus alatus Winged lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6.1 SL 1896
Lampanyctus australis Southern lanternfish Circumglobal between 33° 13.1 SL 1932
Lampanyctus crocodilus Jewel lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 30 SL 1810
Lampanyctus festivus Festive lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 13.8 SL 1928
Lampanyctus hubbsi Pacific Ocean. South Chin 3.0 SL 1963
Lampanyctus intricarius Diamondcheek lanternfish Northwest Atlantic 20 SL 1928
Lampanyctus iselinoides Southeast Pacific 1965
Lampanyctus jordani Brokenline lanternfish North Pacific 14 SL 1913
Lampanyctus lepidolychnus Mermaid lanternfish Circumglobal convergence 11.9 SL 1967
Lampanyctus macdonaldi Rakery beaconlamp North Atlantic 16 SL 1896
Lampanyctus macropterus Western Indian Ocean 6.8 SL 1904
Lampanyctus nobilis Noble lampfish Circumglobal. Eastern At 12.4 SL 1928
Lampanyctus omostigma Eastern Central Pacific. 2.6 SL 1908
Lampanyctus parvicauda Slimtail lampfish Eastern Central Pacific 1931
Lampanyctus photonotus Atlantic Ocean 8.5 SL 1928
Lampanyctus pusillus Pygmy lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.3 SL 1890
Lampanyctus simulator North Pacific. 9.3 SL 1971
Lampanyctus steinbecki Longfin lampfish Eastern Pacific 3.8 SL 1939
Lampanyctus tenuiformis Slender lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 15.3 SL 1906
Lampanyctus turneri Indo-West Pacific 7 SL 1934
Lampanyctus vadulus Eastern Atlantic 9.9 SL 1981
Lampichthys procerus Blackhead lanternfish Circumglobal in the south 10 TL 1904
Lepidophanes gaussi Eastern Atlantic 5 SL 1906
Lepidophanes guentheri Günther’s lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 7.8 SL 1896
Lobianchia dofleini Dofleini's lantern fish Atlantic Ocean 5 SL 1911
Lobianchia gemellarii Cocco's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1838
Loweina interrupta Bitemperate in Atlantic a 3.9 SL 1928
Loweina rara Laura's lantern fish Atlantic Ocean 4.5 SL 1892
Loweina terminata Northwest (Ref. 41299) an 3 SL 1964
Metelectrona ahlstromi Southeast Pacific 1963
Metelectrona herwigi Herwig lanternfish Circumglobal convergence 5.5 SL 1981
Metelectrona ventralis Flaccid lanternfish Circumglobal. In the Sou 10.7 SL 1963
Myctophum affine Metallic lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.9 SL 1892
Myctophum asperum Prickly lanternfish Western Atlantic 8.5 TL 1845
Myctophum aurolaternatum Golden lanternfish Western Indian Ocean 11 SL 1899
Myctophum brachygnathum Short-jawed lanternfish Western Central Pacific 1856
Myctophum fissunovi Western Indian Ocean 7 SL 1971
Myctophum indicum Indian Ocean 1877
Myctophum lunatum Indo-West Pacific. 5.7 SL 1978
Myctophum lychnobium Indo-Pacific 3.8 SL 1946
Myctophum nitidulum Pearly lanternfish Circumglobal (Ref. 7300) 8.3 SL 1899
Myctophum obtusirostre Bluntsnout lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9 TL 1928
Myctophum orientale Oriental lanternfish Western Pacific. 1913
Myctophum ovcharovi Indian Ocean. Western Ce 7.2 SL 1993
Myctophum phengodes Bright lanternfish Southeast Atlantic 9.3 SL 1892
Myctophum punctatum Spotted lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11 SL 1810
Myctophum selenops Wisner's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.5 TL 1928
Myctophum spinosum Spiny lantern fish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 9 SL 1867
Nannobrachium achirus Lantern fish Circumglobal from the Sub 16.2 SL 1962
Nannobrachium atrum Dusky lanternfish Most widely distributed s 14 SL 1928
Nannobrachium bristori Pacific Ocean 14.2 SL 2000
Nannobrachium crypticum Pacific Ocean 9.8 SL 2000
Nannobrachium cuprarium Atlantic Ocean 7.9 SL 1928
Nannobrachium fernae North Pacific 9.1 SL 1971
Nannobrachium gibbsi Pacific Ocean 12.2 SL 2000
Nannobrachium hawaiiensis Pacific Ocean 8.1 SL 2000
Nannobrachium idostigma Eastern Central Pacific 9.6 SL 1931
Nannobrachium indicum Indian Ocean 8 SL 2000
Nannobrachium isaacsi Eastern Central Atlantic 13.3 SL 1974
Nannobrachium lineatum Tropical and subtropical 23.7 SL 1928
Nannobrachium nigrum Black lantern fish Pacific Ocean 11.1 SL 1887
Nannobrachium phyllisae Southeast Pacific 15.1 SL 2000
Nannobrachium regale Pinpoint lampfish North Pacific 21 TL 1892
Nannobrachium ritteri Broadfin lampfish Northeast Pacific 12 SL 1915
Nannobrachium wisneri Atlantic, Indian and Paci 8.8 SL 2000
Notolychnus valdiviae Topside lampfish Worldwide distribution in 6.3 TL 1904
Notoscopelus bolini Eastern Atlantic and Medi 10.2 SL 1975
Notoscopelus caudispinosus Lobisomem Eastern Atlantic 14 SL 1863
Notoscopelus elongatus Mediterranean Sea 14.2 SL 1844
Notoscopelus japonicus Japanese lanternfish Northwest Pacific 13.3 SL 1908
Notoscopelus kroyeri Lancet fish Atlantic Ocean 14.3 SL 1861
Notoscopelus resplendens Patchwork lampfish Atlantic Ocean 9.5 SL 1845
Parvilux boschmai Eastern Pacific. 1964
Parvilux ingens Giant lampfish Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1964
Protomyctophum andriashevi Andriashev’s lanternfish Generally circumglobal be 6 SL 1963
Protomyctophum arcticum Arctic telescope Atlantic Ocean 6 SL 1892
Protomyctophum beckeri Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 SL 1971
Protomyctophum bolini Bolin’s lanternfish Circumpolar between Antar 6.7 SL 1949
Protomyctophum chilense Southeast Pacific 1971
Protomyctophum choriodon Gaptooth lanternfish Generally, circumglobal b 9.5 SL 1981
Protomyctophum crockeri California flashlightfish Northwest Pacific 3.7 SL 1939
Protomyctophum gemmatum Jewelled lanternfish Probably circumglobal in 8.6 SL 1981
Protomyctophum luciferum Damsel lanternfish Probably circumglobal in 6.1 SL 1981
Protomyctophum mcginnisi Atlantic 2005
Protomyctophum normani Norman's lanterrnfish Circumglobal between 36° 5.6 SL 1932
Protomyctophum parallelum Parallel lanternfish Circumglobal between the 5 SL 1905
Protomyctophum subparallelum Subparallel lanternfish Circumglobal in region of 3.6 SL 1932
Protomyctophum tenisoni Tenison’s lanternfish Circumglobal between the 5.4 SL 1930
Protomyctophum thompsoni Bigeye lanternfish North Pacific 5.2 SL 1944
Scopelopsis multipunctatus Multispotted lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 8.1 SL 1906
Stenobrachius leucopsarus Northern lampfish North Pacific 13 TL 1890
Stenobrachius nannochir Garnet lanternfish North Pacific 11 SL 1890
Symbolophorus barnardi Barnards lanternfishes Circumglobal in the south 11.6 SL 1932
Symbolophorus boops Bogue lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 16 TL 1845
Symbolophorus californiensis Bigfin lanternfish North Pacific 11 SL 1889
Symbolophorus evermanni Evermann's lantern fish Indo-Pacific 8 SL 1905
Symbolophorus kreffti Eastern Atlantic 11.2 SL 1981
Symbolophorus reversus Reverse gland lanternfish Eastern Central Pacific 8.9 SL 2005
Symbolophorus rufinus Western Atlantic 9.4 SL 1928
Symbolophorus veranyi Large-scale lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 12 SL 1888
Taaningichthys bathyphilus Deepwater lanternfish Circumglobal between 43° 8 SL 1928
Taaningichthys minimus Waistcoat lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6.5 SL 1928
Taaningichthys paurolychnus Eastern Atlantic 9.5 SL 1972
Tarletonbeania crenularis Blue lanternfish Eastern Pacific 12.7 TL 1880
Tarletonbeania taylori North Pacific lanternfish North Pacific 7 SL 1953
Triphoturus mexicanus Mexican lampfish Eastern Pacific 7 TL 1890
Triphoturus nigrescens Highseas lampfish Indian and Southeast Atla 8.1 SL 1904
Triphoturus oculeum Eastern Central Pacific 1899



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