Diaphus knappi Nafpaktitis, 1978
Diaphus knappi
photo by SFSA

Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Diaphinae
Max. size:  17.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 122 - 664 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: off southwest Madagascar, Saya de Malha Bank (07°13'S, 60°05'E), and southeast of Zanzibar. Pacific Ocean: Kyushu-Palau Ridge (Ref. 559), Taiwan (Ref. 39633), the Savannah Seamount Chain (off Tahiti) (Ref. 48453), and 19°14'S, 151°28'W in the South Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 15-16
Biology:  Pseudoceanic species.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Occurs off southwest Madagascar (Ref. 4066). Type locality (Ref. 48453).

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 28.02.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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