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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Myctophinae
Genus: Hygophum

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL

Hygophum atratum
[Thickhead lanternfish]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Hygophum benoiti (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Costa, F.
Hygophum benoiti
[Benoit's lanternfish]
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Southeast Pacific

Hygophum bruuni

Photo by SFSA

Convergence species in al
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Hygophum hanseni (Tåning, 1932)

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Hygophum hanseni
[Hansen's lanternfish]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Hygophum hygomii (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
Hygophum hygomii
[Bermuda lantern fish]
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Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL

Hygophum macrochir
[Large-finned lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indian and Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Hygophum proximum Becker, 1965

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Hygophum proximum
[Firefly lanternfish]

Photo by SFSA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Hygophum reinhardtii (Lütken, 1892)

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Hygophum reinhardtii
[Reinhardt's lantern fish]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Hygophum taaningi Becker, 1965

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
Hygophum taaningi
[Tåning’s lanternfish]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hygophum atratum Thickhead lanternfish Eastern Pacific 6 TL 1899
Hygophum benoiti Benoit's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 5.5 SL 1838
Hygophum bruuni Southeast Pacific 1971
Hygophum hanseni Hansen's lanternfish Convergence species in al 6.7 SL 1932
Hygophum hygomii Bermuda lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6.8 SL 1892
Hygophum macrochir Large-finned lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6 SL 1864
Hygophum proximum Firefly lanternfish Indian and Pacific 5 SL 1965
Hygophum reinhardtii Reinhardt's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1892
Hygophum taaningi Tåning’s lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6.1 SL 1965

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