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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Genus: Ceratoscopelus

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Ceratoscopelus maderensis (Lowe, 1839)

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Ceratoscopelus maderensis
[Madeira lantern fish]
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Max. Length 18.4 cm TL

 
Ceratoscopelus townsendi
[Dogtooth lampfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Ceratoscopelus warmingii (Lütken, 1892)

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Ceratoscopelus warmingii
[Warming's lantern fish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ceratoscopelus maderensis Madeira lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8.1 SL 1839
Ceratoscopelus townsendi Dogtooth lampfish Circumglobal. Common sou 18.4 TL 1889
Ceratoscopelus warmingii Warming's lantern fish Atlantic Ocean 8.1 SL 1892



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