Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Notoscopelus: Greek, noton = back + Greek, skopelos = a lantern fish (Ref. 45335); resplendens: From the Latin 'resplendere' which means to shine brightly (Ref. 6885).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 777 - 2121 m (Ref. 44036). Deep-water; 55°N - 61°S
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
Atlantic Ocean: about 35°N (east of 40°W) and 47°N (west of 40°W) to the southern Subtropical Convergence at 40°S, but with discontinuity in the region of the cyclonic gyre 2°S - 11°S, in the eastern Atlantic and in the minimum region off Brazil (5°-9°S to 21°S). Indian Ocean: between 24° and 30°S. Western Pacific: northwest Pacific to off Australia and New Zealand (absent from western tropical Pacific and southeast Asian seas, Ref. 5182). Eastern Pacific: south of 55°N (Ref. 265) to 34°S, west of 80°W but to 20°S in Peruvian Transitional Zone. Southern Ocean: at 60°58'S, 48°05'W (Ref. 5182). South China Sea (Ref.74511).
High-oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 31442). Bathypelagic (Ref. 58302). Nyctoepipelagic at the surface and down to 300 m and found between 651-2,000 m during the day (Ref. 4479). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442).
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00250 - 0.01151), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .