Diaphus aliciae Fowler, 1934
Diaphus aliciae
photo by SFSA

Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Diaphinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range - 489 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Biology:  High-oceanic and mesopelagic. Often appears with sergestid shrimp Sergia spp., marine hatchetfishes Argyropelecus spp. and Polyipnus spp. (Ref 39633).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from off Madang, western Solomon sea.

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 28.02.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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