Diaphus similis Wisner, 1974
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Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Max. size:  7.22 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 631 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal soft rays: 15-16; Vertebrae: 34-36. Small patches (scales) of luminous tissue at certain photophores (although subject to erosion, these luminous scales are quite persistent and are evident on specimens that have lost all body scales and most scale pockets).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 June 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.11.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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