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); diademophilus: From the combination of the names diadematus and termophilus, alluding to the close relationship of the three species and also from the fact that in several characters diademophilus is intermediate between the other two species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1808 m (Ref. 44036). Deep-water; 10°N - 20°S
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - 4.2 cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Indo-West Pacific: common in the tropical Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian seas. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Nafpaktitis, B.G., 1978. Systematics and distribution of lanternfishes of the genera Lobianchia and Diaphus (Myctophidae) in the Indian Ocean. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County, Sci. Bull. 30:1-92. (Ref. 11639)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00469 - 0.03705), b=2.96 (2.71 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .