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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Myctophinae
Genus: Hygophum

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Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Hygophum atratum
[Thickhead lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Hygophum benoiti (Cocco, 1838)

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Hygophum benoiti
[Benoit's lanternfish]
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Hygophum bruuni
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Convergence species in al
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Hygophum hanseni (Tåning, 1932)

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Hygophum hanseni
[Hansen's lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Hygophum hygomii (Lütken, 1892)

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Hygophum hygomii
[Bermuda lantern fish]
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Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Hygophum macrochir
[Large-finned lanternfish]



Indian and Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Hygophum proximum Becker, 1965

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Hygophum proximum
[Firefly lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Hygophum reinhardtii (Lütken, 1892)

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Hygophum reinhardtii
[Reinhardt's lantern fish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Hygophum taaningi Becker, 1965

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Hygophum taaningi
[Tåning’s lanternfish]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hygophum atratum Thickhead lanternfish Eastern Pacific 6 TL 1899
Hygophum benoiti Benoit's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 5.5 SL 1838
Hygophum bruuni Southeast Pacific 1971
Hygophum hanseni Hansen's lanternfish Convergence species in al 6.7 SL 1932
Hygophum hygomii Bermuda lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6.8 SL 1892
Hygophum macrochir Large-finned lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6 SL 1864
Hygophum proximum Firefly lanternfish Indian and Pacific 5 SL 1965
Hygophum reinhardtii Reinhardt's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1892
Hygophum taaningi Tåning’s lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6.1 SL 1965



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