Nannobrachium phyllisae Zahuranec, 2000
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Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Max. size:  15.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: restricted to the Peru-Chile Current area.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 17-20; Vertebrae: 35-36. 13-14 AO photophores; 8-10 tooth patches on the lower limb of the second gill arch; 34-35 lateral line organs (Ref. 36121). Pectoral fins relatively long and well developed in juveniles, progressively becoming relatively shorter, with thicker rays (covered by skin in various stages of becoming vestigial, between about 4-7 cm SL); vestigial rays buried in skin and not externally visible (Ref. 36121).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.08.03
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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