Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Gymnoscopelinae
Etymology: Lampanyctodes: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, nykte = night (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. 4479), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 13°S - 43°S
Eastern Atlantic: Benguela Upwelling Region south of about 19°S. Western Pacific: off southern Australia and New Zealand. Eastern Pacific: Chile.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7003); max. reported age: 3.00 years (Ref. 7003)
Pseudoceanic (Ref. 4066). Occurs in neritic fish community over the continental shelf (Ref. 42649). Nyctoepipelagic at the surface (Ref. 4479). Eggs of this species have been reported immediately beneath the water surface (Ref. 9212). Lipid content is 20 % in fresh body weight (Ref. 8966). Processed into fishmeal (Ref. 4066).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hulley, P.A., 1990. Myctophidae. p. 398-467. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI; Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4479)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.4 - 18.2, mean 15.5 °C (based on 201 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00178 - 0.00978), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.24 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 3.5 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.31; tmax=3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 551 [217, 1,469] mg/100g ; Iron = 2.11 [1.14, 4.87] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.2 [15.2, 19.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.498 [0.212, 1.215] g/100g ; Selenium = 37.6 [15.1, 96.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 61.7 [17.5, 272.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.08 [1.21, 3.59] mg/100g (wet weight);