Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
Etymology: Lampadena: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, aden = gland (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 50 - 850 m (Ref. 4479). Deep-water; 44°N - 37°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: between 20°N and 20°S but extensions into higher latitudes in western boundary currents (Gulf Stream to 43°N; Brazil to 36°S; Agulhas to 39°S; Kuroshio to 34°N). Abundant in the Tungsha Islands in South China Sea (Ref. 39633). All the china sea regions (Ref.74511).
Oceanic and mesopelagic. Found between 425-850 m during the day and in the upper 100 m at night. Small specimens found in the upper 50 m (night).
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [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
): 3.3 ±0.4 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 (41 of 100) .