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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Genus: Gymnoscopelus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gymnoscopelus bolini Grand lanternfish Generally ranges between 28 SL 1962
Gymnoscopelus braueri Brauer’s lanternfish Generally ranges between 13.2 SL 1905
Gymnoscopelus fraseri Fraser’s lanternfish Mostly in the region of A 8.8 SL 1931
Gymnoscopelus hintonoides False-midas lanternfish Circumglobal between the 14 SL 1981
Gymnoscopelus microlampas Minispotted lanternfish Circumglobal between Subt 11.7 SL 1981
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi Nichol's lanternfish Generally ranges between 16.1 SL 1911
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus Circumpolar south of Anta 16.2 SL 1949
Gymnoscopelus piabilis Southern blacktip lanternfish Generally ranges between 14.6 SL 1931



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