Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; non-migratory; depth range 100 - 690 m (Ref. 4479), usually 510 - 550 m (Ref. 96467). Deep-water; 46°N - 27°S, 123°E - 14°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
Eastern Atlantic: Angola. Western Atlantic: Guyana to Brazil. Also known from the Western Pacific.
High-oceanic, found between 490-690 m during the day and from 100-200 m at night. Specimens larger than 30 mm are non-migratory (Ref. 4479). Mesopelagic (Ref. 58302). Sexual maturity at a length of 7,5 cm (Ref. 47377). In the Atlantic, gravid females were taken in February and April, suggesting a late summer spawning period (Ref. 96467).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00372 - 0.02453), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
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) .