Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes
(Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Gonostomatidae
Etymology: Diplophos: Greek, diploos, = double + Greek, phos = light; vicinia: Name from Latin, ‘vicinia’ meaning neighbor, referring to the grouping of the last two AC photophores.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic. Tropical
Western Pacific: Taiwan, South China Sea and north of Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121634)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 57 - 59;
Vertebrae: 74 - 76. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: A 57-59; branchiostegal rays 14; gill rakers 4 + 10-11, total 14-15; vertebrae - abdominal 30-32, caudal 44-45, total 74-76; photophores - IP 13-14, PV 18-19, IV 31-32, VAV 12-13, AC 37-39 + 2, IC 83-86, the last two AC photophores grouped, separation less than half that of preceding photophores; dorsal-fin origin closer to the snout than caudal-fin base, pre-dorsal-fin length 45.2-47.3% SL (Ref. 121634).
A mesopelagic species collected by commercial mid-water trawl (Ref. 121634).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Koeda, K. and H.-C. Ho, 2019. A new Portholefish of the genus Diplophos (Stomiiformes: Gonostomatidae) from the western Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 4702(1):107-113. (Ref. 121634)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .