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). More on author: Gilbert.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 180 - 600 m (Ref. 4479). Deep-water; 35°N -
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
Western Pacific: Sagami Bay, Suruga Bay, off Shionomisaki, and the Kyushu-Palau Ridge in Japan. Eastern Pacific: Hawaii. Western Atlantic: off Bahamas and Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: off Casablanca, Morocco to Western Sahara.
Pseudoceanic, epibenthic species (Ref. 4479, 4775, 51024). Bentho- and mesopelagic in nearshore areas at 0-550 m at night, 500-686 m during day (Ref. 58302).
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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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=0.00912 (0.00390 - 0.02130), b=3.05 (2.84 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .