Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Lampanyctodes: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, nykte = night (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 4479). Tropical; 13°S - 43°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7003); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 7003)
Eastern Atlantic: Benguela Upwelling Region south of about 19°S. Western Pacific: off southern Australia and New Zealand. Eastern Pacific: Chile.
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00372 - 0.02453), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.31; tmax=3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .