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Myctophum aurolaternatum  Garman, 1899

Golden lanternfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Myctophinae
Etymology: Myctophum: Greek, mykter, -eros = nose + Greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Garman.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243).   Deep-water; 25°N - 31°S

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden to Sofala Bank; Agulhas Current south to about 31°S. Eastern Indian Ocean: Indonesia to northwestern Australia (5°N-18°S). Western Pacific: southeast Asian seas. Eastern Pacific: Hawaii (Ref. 58302) and Panama to 04°15'S, 83°37'W of Peru (Ref. 5530); with more northerly distribution starting at 25°N (Ref. 31442). This fish comes from Xisha Islands and Zhongsha Islands of the South China Sea (Ref.74511).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 21 - 27; Vertebrae: 42 - 46. Anal organs 17; supracaudal gland of males with 6-9 triangular, overlapping scales; infracaudal gland of females with 3-7 rounded, usually contiguous luminous scales (Ref. 39633).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Neustonic (Ref. 58302). High-oceanic and mesopelagic. Found from the surface to 300 m at night (Ref. 4066). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442).

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

Oviparous (Ref. 31442).

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

Hulley, P.A., 1986. Myctophidae. p. 282-321. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4066)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.2 - 4.5, mean 2.7 (based on 1589 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.47 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):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .