Symbolophorus evermanni (Gilbert, 1905)
Evermann's lantern fish
photo by SFSA

Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Myctophinae
Max. size:  8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 100 - 500 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters to southern Hawaii near Marquesas. Eastern Pacific: coast of Peru approximately in front of Isla Huaura (Ref. 5530) and from Chile (Ref. 9068). South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-16; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 18-22
Biology:  High-oceanic and mesopelagic; nyctoepipelagic at the surface (Ref. 9192). Neustonic at 1-125 m at night, 600-1150 m during day (Ref. 58302). Feed at night in the western equatorial Pacific (Ref. 9192). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 31442). Lipid content is 3.1 % in fresh body weight and wax ester is10 % in total lipids (Ref. 9197).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.06.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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