Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Diaphinae
Etymology: Diaphus: Greek, dis, dia = through + Greek, physa, phyo = to beget, to have as offspring (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Jordan & Starks.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 100 - 2005 m (Ref. 27311), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: east African continental shelf south of about 2°S, west coast of Madagascar and off Japan. Also recorded from Indonesia and northwestern Australia (Ref. 5978). South China Sea and East China Sea (Ref.74511).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 10.1  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4066)
Pseudoceanic, found over continental shelves and slopes (Ref. 4066). Mesopelagic species (Ref. 75154).
Hulley, P.A., 1986. Myctophidae. p. 282-321. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4066)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 4.7 - 12.2, mean 7.9 °C (based on 759 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00242 - 0.01249), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 1.4 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=3.7; tm=1.4; K=0.8).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 224 [92, 609] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.78 [0.98, 4.01] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.6 [15.6, 19.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.829 [0.455, 1.489] g/100g ; Selenium = 29 [12, 75] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 28.2 [6.6, 120.0] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.25 [0.76, 2.15] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.