Diaphus lucidus  (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Spotlight lanternfish
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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 Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 2999 m (Ref. 58018), usually 200 - ? m (Ref. 4479).   Deep-water; 36°N - 49°S, 78°W - 180°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19

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Eastern Atlantic: disjunct distribution from Morocco-Angola (gap in 17°N-11°N). Western Atlantic: USA to Brazil with isolated specimens to Argentina. Indian Ocean: equatorial waters and west of 70°E to 36°S in Agulhas Current. Indo-west-central Pacific: Southeast Asian seas and north to 8°N and eastwards to 126°W (Ref. 4775). South China Sea (Ref.74511).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic and mesopelagic, found between 425-750 m during the day and between 40-550 m at night (most abundant below 200 m at night) (Ref. 4066, 4775). There is size stratification with depth both day and night (Ref. 4775).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Paxton, John | Collaborators

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. (Ref. 4479)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00214 - 0.01021), b=3.09 (2.89 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.