Hygophum macrochir (Günther, 1864)
Large-finned lanternfish
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Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Myctophinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 750 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: In the eastern Atlantic recorded between about 18°N and 3°S at about 20°W, but about 12°S in Angola Current. Southwest Pacific: Australia (Ref. 7300).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  High-oceanic, mesopelagic species. Found at 275-750 m during the day, nyctoepipelagic at surface and down to 125 m (maximum abundance at the surface and at 50 m) (Ref. 4479).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 July 2012 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.02.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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