Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophinae
Etymology: Tarletonbeania: Because of Tarleton H. Bean, fisrt curator of fishes in Smithsonian Institut; 1846-1916; crenularis: From the Latin crenula which means small notch - referring to the slightly scalloped edges of the scale. More on authors: Jordan & Gilbert.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 710 m (Ref. 6885). Deep-water; 66°N - 28°N
Eastern Pacific: southeastern Alaska to off Mexico, including the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea (Ref. 31442).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4925)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Epipelagic to mesopelagic, found at the surface at night (Ref. 31442). Feed on euphausiids (Ref. 6885). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442). Lipid content is 2.1 % in fresh body weight and wax ester is, at the most, 5 % in total lipids (Ref. 9197).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hart, J.L., 1973. Pacific fishes of Canada. Bull. Fish. Res. Board Can. 180:740 p. (Ref. 6885)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 1.8 - 9.3, mean 6.2 °C (based on 129 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00402 - 0.02488), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.32 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .