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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Myctophinae
Genus: Electrona

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5 species
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Circumpolar south of Anta
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Electrona antarctica (Günther, 1878)

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Electrona antarctica
[Antarctic lanternfish]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Electrona carlsbergi (Tåning, 1932)

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Electrona carlsbergi
[Electron subantarctic]



Circumglobal in region of
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Electrona paucirastra Bolin, 1962

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Electrona paucirastra
[Belted lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Electrona risso (Cocco, 1829)

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Electrona risso
[Electric lantern fish]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Electrona subaspera (Günther, 1864)

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Electrona subaspera
[Rough lanternfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Electrona antarctica Antarctic lanternfish Circumpolar south of Anta 11.5 SL 1878
Electrona carlsbergi Electron subantarctic Circumglobal between the 11.2 SL 1932
Electrona paucirastra Belted lanternfish Circumglobal in region of 7 SL 1962
Electrona risso Electric lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8.2 SL 1829
Electrona subaspera Rough lanternfish Circumglobal between the 12.7 SL 1864



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