Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
Etymology: Diaphus: Greek, dis, dia = through + Greek, physa, phyo = to beget, to have as offspring (Ref. 45335); basileusi: Named in honor of B.G. Nafpaktitis for his important research on the systematics of Myctophidae (genus Diaphus) (Ref. 43965).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 120 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43965); 16.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 15;
Vertebrae: 35. Inner row teeth of lower jaw considerably enlarged and equidistant from one another; dorsal-nasal gland about equal in size to the trunk photophore, not immersed in tissue underlay, aligned sideways and fully disconnected from ventral-nasal gland; suborbital and anterorbital glands and hook-shaped teeth in posterior part of upper jaw missing (Ref. 43965).
Western Indian Ocean: known only from its type locality, above the southern crest of the Equator seamount.
Bekker, V.E. and V.G. Prut'ko, 1984. A new species of the genus Diaphus (Myctophidae) from the northeastern Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 24(6):82-87.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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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=0.00823 (-0.16321 - 0.17966), b=3.08991 (2.98754 - 3.19228), based on LWR estimates for this family-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 (38 of 100) .