Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Diaphus: Greek, dis, dia = through + Greek, physa, phyo = to beget, to have as offspring (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 8000 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water; 43°N - 27°S
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 5 - 7.7 cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
Eastern Atlantic: between 30°N and about 19°N and between 7°N and 11°S (uncommon over the Mauritanian Upwelling Region). Western Atlantic: USA in the Gulf Stream to Brazil. Indian Ocean: 7°N and 23°S; Agulhas Current (Ref. 4066). Western Pacific: to 35°N in Kuroshio and Tushima currents. Eastern Pacific: 8° and 12°S.
Oceanic and mesopelagic, found between 375-750 m during the day; between 40-225 m at night (maximum abundance at 100 m depth) (Ref. 4479).
Hulley, P.A., 1990. Myctophidae. p. 398-467. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI; Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00215 - 0.01065), b=3.09 (2.89 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .