Bolinichthys pyrsobolus (Alcock, 1890)
Fiery lanternfish
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Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Max. size:  9.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range 60 - 778 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Biology:  An oceanic, mesopelagic fish with some size stratification with respect to depth: small specimens (<2.3 cm SL) were taken in nets as shallow as 60 m, while specimens >4.0 cm SL have only been taken in trawls fished to 490 m and deeper. During daytime minimal catch data indicate that the species is not found in the upper 500 m, but at night, small specimens (< ca. 2.5 cm SL) may migrate into the upper 120 m. Mature and expended females (Stages V and VI) have been caught in January and April, suggesting late summer spawning period (Ref. 96467).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 June 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.12.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.07.14

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