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Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes



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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Benthosema fibulatum (Gilbert & Cramer, 1897)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Benthosema fibulatum
[Spinycheek lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Benthosema glaciale (Reinhardt, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Benthosema glaciale
[Glacier lantern fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm TL

 
Benthosema panamense
[Panama lanternfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Benthosema pterotum (Alcock, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Benthosema pterotum
[Skinnycheek lanternfish]



Circumglobal in tropical
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Benthosema suborbitale (Gilbert, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Benthosema suborbitale
[Smallfin lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Bolinichthys distofax
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Bolinichthys indicus (Nafpaktitis & Nafpaktitis, 1969)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Bolinichthys indicus
[Lanternfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Bolinichthys longipes (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Bolinichthys longipes
[Popeye lampfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Bolinichthys nikolayi
[Nikolay's lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Bolinichthys photothorax (Parr, 1928)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Bolinichthys photothorax
[Spurcheek lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Bolinichthys pyrsobolus
[Fiery lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Bolinichthys supralateralis (Parr, 1928)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Bolinichthys supralateralis
[Stubby lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Centrobranchus andreae
[Andre's lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Centrobranchus brevirostris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Centrobranchus choerocephalus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Centrobranchus nigroocellatus (Günther, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Centrobranchus nigroocellatus
[Roundnose lanternfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Ceratoscopelus maderensis
[Madeira lantern fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.4 cm TL

 
Ceratoscopelus townsendi
[Dogtooth lampfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ceratoscopelus warmingii
[Warming's lantern fish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Diaphus adenomus Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diaphus adenomus
[Gilbert's large lantern fish]



Indo-Pacific. South China
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus aliciae Fowler, 1934

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus aliciae
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Diaphus anderseni Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus anderseni
[Andersen's lantern fish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Diaphus antonbruuni Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus antonbruuni
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus arabicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Diaphus basileusi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Diaphus bertelseni
[Bertelsen's lanternfish]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus brachycephalus Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus brachycephalus
[Short-headed lantern fish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus burtoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.1 cm SL

 
Diaphus chrysorhynchus
[Golden-nosed lantern fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Diaphus coeruleus
[Blue lantern fish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus confusus
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus dahlgreni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Diaphus danae
[Dana lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus dehaveni
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Diaphus diadematus Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus diadematus
[Crown lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Diaphus diademophilus
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus drachmanni
[Drachmann's lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Diaphus dumerilii (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus dumerilii
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Diaphus effulgens (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diaphus effulgens
[Headlight fish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus ehrhorni
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus faustinoi
[]



Tropical areas in all thr
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL
Diaphus fragilis Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus fragilis
[Fragile lantern fish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Diaphus fulgens (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus fulgens
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus garmani Gilbert, 1906

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus garmani
[Garman's lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus gigas
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus handi
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Diaphus holti Tåning, 1918

Photo by Photo by García Rodríguez, M.
 
Diaphus holti
[Small lantern fish]



Circumglobal between Subt
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Diaphus hudsoni Zurbrigg & Scott, 1976

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diaphus hudsoni
[Hudson's lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus impostor
[Imposter lanternfish]



Indo-Pacific. Southeast
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Diaphus jenseni Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus jenseni
[Jensen's lanternfish]



Southwest Pacific

Diaphus kapalae Nafpaktitis, Robertson & Paxton, 1995

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus kapalae
[Kapala lanternfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Diaphus knappi Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus knappi
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus kora
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Diaphus kuroshio
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus lobatus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Diaphus lucidus (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus lucidus
[Spotlight lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus lucifrons
[]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus luetkeni (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus luetkeni
[Luetken's lanternfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Diaphus malayanus Weber, 1913

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus malayanus
[Malayan lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Diaphus mascarensis
[]



Circumglobal distribution
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Diaphus meadi Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus meadi
[Mead's lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Diaphus megalops
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Diaphus metopoclampus
[Spothead lantern fish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus minax
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Diaphus mollis
[Soft lanternfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Diaphus nielseni Nafpaktitis, 1978

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus nielseni
[]



Circumglobal in all three
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Diaphus ostenfeldi Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus ostenfeldi
[Ostenfeld's lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus pacificus
[Pacific headlightfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus pallidus
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus parini
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Diaphus parri Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus parri
[Parr's lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Diaphus perspicillatus (Ogilby, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus perspicillatus
[Transparent lantern fish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Diaphus phillipsi Fowler, 1934

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus phillipsi
[Bolin's lantern fish]



Tropical waters of all th
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Diaphus problematicus Parr, 1928

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus problematicus
[Problematic lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Diaphus rafinesquii (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Diaphus rafinesquii
[White-spotted lantern fish]



Indo-West Pacific. South
Max. Length 1.4 cm SL
Diaphus regani Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Diaphus regani
[Regan's lanternfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Diaphus richardsoni Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus richardsoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Diaphus rivatoni
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus roei
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus sagamiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Diaphus schmidti
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Diaphus signatus Gilbert, 1908

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Diaphus signatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Diaphus similis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Diaphus splendidus (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diaphus splendidus
[Horned lanternfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Diaphus suborbitalis Weber, 1913

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Diaphus suborbitalis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Diaphus subtilis Nafpaktitis, 1968

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus subtilis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Diaphus taaningi Norman, 1930

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Diaphus taaningi
[Slopewater lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Diaphus termophilus Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Diaphus termophilus
[Taaning's lantern fish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL
Diaphus theta Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Diaphus theta
[California headlightfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Diaphus thiollierei Fowler, 1934

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diaphus thiollierei
[Thiolliere's lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Diaphus trachops
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus umbroculus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Diaphus vanhoeffeni
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Diaphus watasei Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diaphus watasei
[Watases lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Diaphus whitleyi
[]
No picture found


 
Diaphus wisneri
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Diogenichthys atlanticus (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Diogenichthys atlanticus
[Longfin lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Diogenichthys laternatus
[Diogenes lanternfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Diogenichthys panurgus Bolin, 1946

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Diogenichthys panurgus
[]



Circumpolar south of Anta
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Electrona antarctica (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Electrona antarctica
[]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Electrona carlsbergi (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Electrona carlsbergi
[Electron subantarctic]



Circumglobal in region of
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Electrona paucirastra Bolin, 1962

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Electrona paucirastra
[Belted lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Electrona risso (Cocco, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Electrona risso
[Electric lantern fish]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Electrona subaspera (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Electrona subaspera
[Rough lanternfish]



Subtropical convergence s
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Gonichthys barnesi Whitley, 1943

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Gonichthys barnesi
[Barne's lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Gonichthys cocco (Cocco, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Gonichthys cocco
[Cocco’s lanternfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gonichthys tenuiculus (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Van Noord, J.E.
 
Gonichthys tenuiculus
[Slendertail lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Gonichthys venetus
[]



Generally ranges between
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus bolini Andriashev, 1962

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus bolini
[Grand lanternfish]



Generally ranges between
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lönnberg, 1905)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus braueri
[Brauer’s lanternfish]



Mostly in the region of A
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus fraseri (Fraser-Brunner, 1931)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus fraseri
[Fraser’s lanternfish]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus hintonoides Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus hintonoides
[False-midas lanternfish]



Circumglobal between Subt
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus microlampas Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus microlampas
[Minispotted lanternfish]



Generally ranges between
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Gilbert, 1911)

Photo by Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi
[Nichol's lanternfish]



Circumpolar south of Anta
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus Fraser-Brunner, 1949

Photo by Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus
[]



Generally ranges between
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Gymnoscopelus piabilis (Whitley, 1931)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnoscopelus piabilis
[Southern blacktip lanternfish]



Generally ranges between
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Hintonia candens Fraser-Brunner, 1949

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Hintonia candens
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Hygophum atratum
[Thickhead lanternfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Hygophum benoiti
[Benoit's lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Hygophum bruuni
[]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Hygophum hanseni
[Hansen's lanternfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Hygophum hygomii
[Bermuda lantern fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Hygophum macrochir
[Large-finned lanternfish]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Hygophum proximum
[Firefly lanternfish]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Hygophum reinhardtii
[Reinhardt's lantern fish]



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

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Hygophum taaningi
[Tåning’s lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Idiolychnus urolampus
[]



Ranges from the Antarctic
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Krefftichthys anderssoni (Lönnberg, 1905)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Krefftichthys anderssoni
[Rhombic lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Lampadena anomala Parr, 1928

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena anomala
[Anomalous lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Lampadena atlantica
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Lampadena chavesi Collett, 1905

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena chavesi
[Chaves' lanternfish]



Disjunct circumglobal dis
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Lampadena dea Fraser-Brunner, 1949

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena dea
[]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Lampadena luminosa (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Lampadena luminosa
[Luminous lanternfish]



Convergence species in al
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Lampadena notialis Nafpaktitis & Paxton, 1968

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena notialis
[Notal lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Lampadena pontifex Krefft, 1970

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampadena pontifex
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Lampadena speculigera Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.
 
Lampadena speculigera
[Mirror lanternfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Lampadena urophaos Paxton, 1963

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampadena urophaos
[Sunbeam lampfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Lampadena yaquinae
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Lampanyctodes hectoris (Günther, 1876)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctodes hectoris
[Hector's lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus acanthurus
[Spinytail lampfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Lampanyctus alatus Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus alatus
[Winged lanternfish]



Circumglobal between 33°
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Lampanyctus australis Tåning, 1932

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Lampanyctus australis
[Southern lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Lampanyctus crocodilus (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lampanyctus crocodilus
[Jewel lanternfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Lampanyctus festivus Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lampanyctus festivus
[Festive lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus hubbsi
[]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Lampanyctus intricarius Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by DESCNA
 
Lampanyctus intricarius
[Diamondcheek lanternfish]



Southeast Pacific

Lampanyctus iselinoides Bussing, 1965

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampanyctus iselinoides
[]



North Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Lampanyctus jordani Gilbert, 1913

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Lampanyctus jordani
[Brokenline lanternfish]



Circumglobal convergence
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Lampanyctus lepidolychnus Becker, 1967

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus lepidolychnus
[Mermaid lanternfish]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Lampanyctus macdonaldi (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus macdonaldi
[Rakery beaconlamp]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus macropterus
[]



Circumglobal. Eastern At
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Lampanyctus nobilis Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Lampanyctus nobilis
[Noble lampfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus omostigma
[]



Eastern Central Pacific

Lampanyctus parvicauda Parr, 1931

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampanyctus parvicauda
[Slimtail lampfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Lampanyctus photonotus Parr, 1928

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lampanyctus photonotus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Lampanyctus pusillus (Johnson, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lampanyctus pusillus
[Pygmy lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Lampanyctus simulator
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Lampanyctus steinbecki Bolin, 1939

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Lampanyctus steinbecki
[Longfin lampfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Lampanyctus tenuiformis (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Lampanyctus tenuiformis
[Slender lanternfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Lampanyctus turneri (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampanyctus turneri
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Lampanyctus vadulus Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Lampanyctus vadulus
[]



Circumglobal in the south
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Lampichthys procerus (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lampichthys procerus
[Blackhead lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Lepidophanes gaussi
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Lepidophanes guentheri (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Lepidophanes guentheri
[Günther’s lanternfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Lobianchia dofleini (Zugmayer, 1911)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lobianchia dofleini
[Dofleini's lantern fish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Lobianchia gemellarii (Cocco, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Lobianchia gemellarii
[Cocco's lantern fish]



Bitemperate in Atlantic a
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Loweina interrupta (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Loweina interrupta
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Loweina rara (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Loweina rara
[Laura's lantern fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Loweina terminata
[]
No picture found


 
Metelectrona ahlstromi
[]



Circumglobal convergence
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Metelectrona herwigi Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Metelectrona herwigi
[Herwig lanternfish]



Circumglobal. In the Sou
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Metelectrona ventralis (Becker, 1963)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Metelectrona ventralis
[Flaccid lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Myctophum affine (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Myctophum affine
[Metallic lantern fish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Myctophum asperum Richardson, 1845

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Myctophum asperum
[Prickly lanternfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Myctophum aurolaternatum Garman, 1899

Photo by Photo by Ernst, J.
 
Myctophum aurolaternatum
[Golden lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Myctophum brachygnathum
[Short-jawed lanternfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Myctophum fissunovi Becker & Borodulina, 1971

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Myctophum fissunovi
[]
No picture found


 
Myctophum indicum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Myctophum lunatum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Myctophum lychnobium
[]



Circumglobal (Ref. 7300)
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Myctophum nitidulum Garman, 1899

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Myctophum nitidulum
[Pearly lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Myctophum obtusirostre Tåning, 1928

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Myctophum obtusirostre
[Bluntsnout lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Myctophum orientale
[Oriental lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Myctophum ovcharovi
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Myctophum phengodes (Lütken, 1892)

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Myctophum phengodes
[Bright lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Myctophum punctatum Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Myctophum punctatum
[Spotted lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Myctophum selenops Tåning, 1928

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Myctophum selenops
[Wisner's lantern fish]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Myctophum spinosum (Steindachner, 1867)

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Myctophum spinosum
[Spiny lantern fish]



Circumglobal from the Sub
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Nannobrachium achirus (Andriashev, 1962)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Nannobrachium achirus
[Lantern fish]



Most widely distributed s
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Nannobrachium atrum (Tåning, 1928)

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Nannobrachium atrum
[Dusky lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.2 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium bristori
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium crypticum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium cuprarium
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium fernae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium gibbsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium hawaiiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium idostigma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium indicum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium isaacsi
[]



Tropical and subtropical
Max. Length 23.7 cm SL
Nannobrachium lineatum (Tåning, 1928)

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Nannobrachium lineatum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium nigrum
[Black lantern fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium phyllisae
[]



North Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Nannobrachium regale (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Nannobrachium regale
[Pinpoint lampfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium ritteri
[Broadfin lampfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Nannobrachium wisneri
[]



Worldwide distribution in
Max. Length 6.3 cm TL
Notolychnus valdiviae (Brauer, 1904)

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Notolychnus valdiviae
[Topside lampfish]



Eastern Atlantic and Medi
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Notoscopelus bolini Nafpaktitis, 1975

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Notoscopelus bolini
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Notoscopelus caudispinosus (Johnson, 1863)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Notoscopelus caudispinosus
[Lobisomem]



Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Notoscopelus elongatus (Costa, 1844)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Notoscopelus elongatus
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Notoscopelus japonicus (Tanaka, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Notoscopelus japonicus
[Japanese lanternfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Notoscopelus kroyeri (Malm, 1861)

Photo by Photo by DESCNA
 
Notoscopelus kroyeri
[Lancet fish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Notoscopelus resplendens (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Notoscopelus resplendens
[Patchwork lampfish]
No picture found


 
Parvilux boschmai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Parvilux ingens
[Giant lampfish]



Generally circumglobal be
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Protomyctophum andriashevi Becker, 1963

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum andriashevi
[Andriashev’s lanternfish]



Arctic to Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Protomyctophum arcticum (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Protomyctophum arcticum
[Arctic telescope]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Protomyctophum beckeri
[]



Circumpolar between Antar
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Protomyctophum bolini (Fraser-Brunner, 1949)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum bolini
[Bolin’s lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Protomyctophum chilense
[]



Generally, circumglobal b
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Protomyctophum choriodon Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum choriodon
[Gaptooth lanternfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Protomyctophum crockeri (Bolin, 1939)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Protomyctophum crockeri
[California flashlightfish]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum gemmatum Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Protomyctophum gemmatum
[Jewelled lanternfish]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Protomyctophum luciferum Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum luciferum
[Damsel lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Protomyctophum mcginnisi
[]



Circumglobal between 36°
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum normani (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum normani
[Norman's lanterrnfish]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Protomyctophum parallelum (Lönnberg, 1905)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum parallelum
[Parallel lanternfish]



Circumglobal in region of
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum subparallelum (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum subparallelum
[Subparallel lanternfish]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Protomyctophum tenisoni (Norman, 1930)

Photo by Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Protomyctophum tenisoni
[Tenison’s lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Protomyctophum thompsoni
[Bigeye lanternfish]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Scopelopsis multipunctatus Brauer, 1906

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Scopelopsis multipunctatus
[Multispotted lanternfish]



North Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Bursch, C.
 
Stenobrachius leucopsarus
[Northern lampfish]



North Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Stenobrachius nannochir (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Stenobrachius nannochir
[Garnet lanternfish]



Circumglobal in the south
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Symbolophorus barnardi (Tåning, 1932)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Symbolophorus barnardi
[Barnards lanternfishes]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Symbolophorus boops (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Symbolophorus boops
[Bogue lanternfish]



North Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Symbolophorus californiensis (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Van Noord, J.E.
 
Symbolophorus californiensis
[Bigfin lanternfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Symbolophorus evermanni (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Symbolophorus evermanni
[Evermann's lantern fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Symbolophorus kreffti
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Symbolophorus reversus Gago & Ricord, 2005

Photo by Photo by Van Noord, J.E.
 
Symbolophorus reversus
[Reverse gland lanternfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Symbolophorus rufinus (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Symbolophorus rufinus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Symbolophorus veranyi (Moreau, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Symbolophorus veranyi
[Large-scale lantern fish]



Circumglobal between 43°
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Taaningichthys bathyphilus (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Mac Eachern, W.J.
 
Taaningichthys bathyphilus
[Deepwater lanternfish]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Taaningichthys minimus (Tåning, 1928)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Taaningichthys minimus
[Waistcoat lanternfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Taaningichthys paurolychnus Davy, 1972

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Taaningichthys paurolychnus
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.7 cm TL
Tarletonbeania crenularis (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Tarletonbeania crenularis
[Blue lanternfish]



North Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Tarletonbeania taylori Mead, 1953

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Tarletonbeania taylori
[North Pacific lanternfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Triphoturus mexicanus
[Mexican lampfish]



Indian and Southeast Atla
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Triphoturus nigrescens (Brauer, 1904)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Triphoturus nigrescens
[Highseas lampfish]
No picture found


 
Triphoturus oculeum
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Benthosema fibulatum Spinycheek lanternfish Indian Ocean 10 TL 1897
Benthosema glaciale Glacier lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 10.3 SL 1837
Benthosema panamense Panama lanternfish Northeast Pacific 5.5 TL 1932
Benthosema pterotum Skinnycheek lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 7 TL 1890
Benthosema suborbitale Smallfin lanternfish Circumglobal in tropical 3.9 SL 1913
Bolinichthys distofax Eastern Atlantic 9 SL 1975
Bolinichthys indicus Lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.5 SL 1969
Bolinichthys longipes Popeye lampfish Indian Ocean 5 SL 1906
Bolinichthys nikolayi Nikolay's lanternfish Southwest Pacific. 4.1 SL 1978
Bolinichthys photothorax Spurcheek lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7.3 SL 1928
Bolinichthys pyrsobolus Fiery lanternfish Indo-Pacific. 9.2 SL 1890
Bolinichthys supralateralis Stubby lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11.7 SL 1928
Centrobranchus andreae Andre's lanternfish Indo-Pacific. South China 6.5 SL 1892
Centrobranchus brevirostris Northwest Pacific 4 SL 1964
Centrobranchus choerocephalus Pacific Ocean 4 SL 1904
Centrobranchus nigroocellatus Roundnose lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 5 SL 1873
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
Diaphus adenomus Gilbert's large lantern fish Western Pacific 18 SL 1905
Diaphus aliciae Indo-Pacific. South China 6 SL 1934
Diaphus anderseni Andersen's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 3.2 SL 1932
Diaphus antonbruuni Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 1978
Diaphus arabicus Western Indian Ocean 1978
Diaphus basileusi Western Indian Ocean 16.4 SL 1984
Diaphus bertelseni Bertelsen's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9.1 SL 1966
Diaphus brachycephalus Short-headed lantern fish Circumglobal 6 SL 1928
Diaphus burtoni Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus chrysorhynchus Golden-nosed lantern fish Pacific Ocean. 1.1 SL 1897
Diaphus coeruleus Blue lantern fish Indo-West Pacific 13.7 SL 1871
Diaphus confusus Southeast Pacific 1992
Diaphus dahlgreni Western Pacific 1934
Diaphus danae Dana lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 12.6 SL 1932
Diaphus dehaveni Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus diadematus Crown lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.2 SL 1932
Diaphus diademophilus Indo-West Pacific 4.9 SL 1978
Diaphus drachmanni Drachmann's lanternfish Eastern Indian Ocean. 1932
Diaphus dumerilii Eastern Atlantic 8.7 SL 1856
Diaphus effulgens Headlight fish Eastern Atlantic 15 SL 1896
Diaphus ehrhorni Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus faustinoi Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus fragilis Fragile lantern fish Tropical areas in all thr 12.3 SL 1928
Diaphus fulgens Indian Ocean 4.5 SL 1904
Diaphus garmani Garman's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1906
Diaphus gigas North Pacific 1913
Diaphus handi Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus holti Small lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL 1918
Diaphus hudsoni Hudson's lanternfish Circumglobal between Subt 8.4 SL 1976
Diaphus impostor Imposter lanternfish Western Central Pacific 1995
Diaphus jenseni Jensen's lanternfish Indo-Pacific. Southeast 5 SL 1932
Diaphus kapalae Kapala lanternfish Southwest Pacific 1995
Diaphus knappi Western Indian Ocean 17.3 SL 1978
Diaphus kora Southwest Pacific 1995
Diaphus kuroshio Northwest Pacific 6.3 SL 1978
Diaphus lobatus Western Indian Ocean 1978
Diaphus lucidus Spotlight lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11.8 SL 1896
Diaphus lucifrons Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus luetkeni Luetken's lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 6 SL 1904
Diaphus malayanus Malayan lanternfish Western Pacific 4.5 SL 1913
Diaphus mascarensis Western Indian Ocean 14.4 SL 1990
Diaphus meadi Mead's lanternfish Circumglobal distribution 5.4 SL 1978
Diaphus megalops Indo-West Pacific. 8.5 SL 1978
Diaphus metopoclampus Spothead lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.5 SL 1829
Diaphus minax Western Atlantic 1968
Diaphus mollis Soft lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6.6 SL 1928
Diaphus nielseni Indo-Pacific 4 SL 1978
Diaphus ostenfeldi Ostenfeld's lanternfish Circumglobal in all three 12 SL 1932
Diaphus pacificus Pacific headlightfish Southwest Pacific 1931
Diaphus pallidus Western Indian Ocean 1989
Diaphus parini Southeast Pacific 1992
Diaphus parri Parr's lanternfish Southeast Atlantic 6.5 SL 1932
Diaphus perspicillatus Transparent lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.1 SL 1898
Diaphus phillipsi Bolin's lantern fish Indian Ocean 7.7 SL 1934
Diaphus problematicus Problematic lanternfish Tropical waters of all th 10.5 SL 1928
Diaphus rafinesquii White-spotted lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 9 SL 1838
Diaphus regani Regan's lanternfish Indo-West Pacific. South 1.4 SL 1932
Diaphus richardsoni Southeast Atlantic 6 SL 1932
Diaphus rivatoni West Central Pacific 11 TL 1985
Diaphus roei Western Central Atlantic 1974
Diaphus sagamiensis Northwest Pacific 1913
Diaphus schmidti Widespread in the tropica 5.3 SL 1932
Diaphus signatus Indo-Pacific 4 SL 1908
Diaphus similis Eastern Central Pacific. 7.2 SL 1974
Diaphus splendidus Horned lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9 SL 1904
Diaphus suborbitalis Indo-West Pacific 7.3 SL 1913
Diaphus subtilis Eastern Atlantic 8.5 SL 1968
Diaphus taaningi Slopewater lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL 1930
Diaphus termophilus Taaning's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8 SL 1928
Diaphus theta California headlightfish Eastern Pacific 11.4 TL 1890
Diaphus thiollierei Thiolliere's lanternfish Indo-Pacific 10 SL 1934
Diaphus trachops Eastern Central Pacific 6.4 SL 1974
Diaphus umbroculus Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus vanhoeffeni Eastern Atlantic 4.2 SL 1906
Diaphus watasei Watases lanternfish Indo-West Pacific 17 SL 1904
Diaphus whitleyi Western Central Pacific 1934
Diaphus wisneri Western Central Pacific. 1995
Diogenichthys atlanticus Longfin lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 2.9 SL 1928
Diogenichthys laternatus Diogenes lanternfish Pacific 5 TL 1899
Diogenichthys panurgus Indian Ocean 2.3 SL 1946
Electrona antarctica Circumpolar south of Anta 11.5 SL 1878
Electrona carlsbergi Electron subantarctic Circumglobal between the 11.2 SL 1932
Electrona paucirastra Belted lanternfish Circumglobal in region of 7 SL 1962
Electrona risso Electric lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 8.2 SL 1829
Electrona subaspera Rough lanternfish Circumglobal between the 12.7 SL 1864
Gonichthys barnesi Barne's lanternfish Subtropical convergence s 5 SL 1943
Gonichthys cocco Cocco’s lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1829
Gonichthys tenuiculus Slendertail lanternfish Eastern Pacific 5 TL 1899
Gonichthys venetus Southeast Pacific 1964
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
Hintonia candens Generally ranges between 13 SL 1949
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
Idiolychnus urolampus Indo-Pacific 11 SL 1897
Krefftichthys anderssoni Rhombic lanternfish Ranges from the Antarctic 7.1 SL 1905
Lampadena anomala Anomalous lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 18 SL 1928
Lampadena atlantica Eastern Atlantic 20 SL 1969
Lampadena chavesi Chaves' lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 8 SL 1905
Lampadena dea Disjunct circumglobal dis 8.9 SL 1949
Lampadena luminosa Luminous lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 20 SL 1899
Lampadena notialis Notal lanternfish Convergence species in al 13.9 SL 1968
Lampadena pontifex Eastern Atlantic 11 SL 1970
Lampadena speculigera Mirror lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 15.3 SL 1896
Lampadena urophaos Sunbeam lampfish Western Pacific 14 SL 1963
Lampadena yaquinae North Pacific. 13 SL 1972
Lampanyctodes hectoris Hector's lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 7 SL 1876
Lampanyctus acanthurus Spinytail lampfish North Pacific 13 SL 1974
Lampanyctus alatus Winged lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 6.1 SL 1896
Lampanyctus australis Southern lanternfish Circumglobal between 33° 13.1 SL 1932
Lampanyctus crocodilus Jewel lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 30 SL 1810
Lampanyctus festivus Festive lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 13.8 SL 1928
Lampanyctus hubbsi Pacific Ocean. South Chin 3.0 SL 1963
Lampanyctus intricarius Diamondcheek lanternfish Northwest Atlantic 20 SL 1928
Lampanyctus iselinoides Southeast Pacific 1965
Lampanyctus jordani Brokenline lanternfish North Pacific 14 SL 1913
Lampanyctus lepidolychnus Mermaid lanternfish Circumglobal convergence 11.9 SL 1967
Lampanyctus macdonaldi Rakery beaconlamp North Atlantic 16 SL 1896
Lampanyctus macropterus Western Indian Ocean 6.8 SL 1904
Lampanyctus nobilis Noble lampfish Circumglobal. Eastern At 12.4 SL 1928
Lampanyctus omostigma Eastern Central Pacific. 2.6 SL 1908
Lampanyctus parvicauda Slimtail lampfish Eastern Central Pacific 1931
Lampanyctus photonotus Atlantic Ocean 8.5 SL 1928
Lampanyctus pusillus Pygmy lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 4.3 SL 1890
Lampanyctus simulator North Pacific. 9.3 SL 1971
Lampanyctus steinbecki Longfin lampfish Eastern Pacific 3.8 SL 1939
Lampanyctus tenuiformis Slender lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 15.3 SL 1906
Lampanyctus turneri Indo-West Pacific 7 SL 1934
Lampanyctus vadulus Eastern Atlantic 9.9 SL 1981
Lampichthys procerus Blackhead lanternfish Circumglobal in the south 10 TL 1904
Lepidophanes gaussi Eastern Atlantic 5 SL 1906
Lepidophanes guentheri Günther’s lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 7.8 SL 1896
Lobianchia dofleini Dofleini's lantern fish Atlantic Ocean 5 SL 1911
Lobianchia gemellarii Cocco's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1838
Loweina interrupta Bitemperate in Atlantic a 3.9 SL 1928
Loweina rara Laura's lantern fish Atlantic Ocean 4.5 SL 1892
Loweina terminata Northwest (Ref. 41299) an 3 SL 1964
Metelectrona ahlstromi Southeast Pacific 1963
Metelectrona herwigi Herwig lanternfish Circumglobal convergence 5.5 SL 1981
Metelectrona ventralis Flaccid lanternfish Circumglobal. In the Sou 10.7 SL 1963
Myctophum affine Metallic lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.9 SL 1892
Myctophum asperum Prickly lanternfish Western Atlantic 8.5 TL 1845
Myctophum aurolaternatum Golden lanternfish Western Indian Ocean 11 SL 1899
Myctophum brachygnathum Short-jawed lanternfish Western Central Pacific 1856
Myctophum fissunovi Western Indian Ocean 7 SL 1971
Myctophum indicum Indian Ocean 1877
Myctophum lunatum Indo-West Pacific. 5.7 SL 1978
Myctophum lychnobium Indo-Pacific 3.8 SL 1946
Myctophum nitidulum Pearly lanternfish Circumglobal (Ref. 7300) 8.3 SL 1899
Myctophum obtusirostre Bluntsnout lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 9 TL 1928
Myctophum orientale Oriental lanternfish Western Pacific. 1913
Myctophum ovcharovi Indian Ocean. Western Ce 7.2 SL 1993
Myctophum phengodes Bright lanternfish Southeast Atlantic 9.3 SL 1892
Myctophum punctatum Spotted lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 11 SL 1810
Myctophum selenops Wisner's lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 7.5 TL 1928
Myctophum spinosum Spiny lantern fish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 9 SL 1867
Nannobrachium achirus Lantern fish Circumglobal from the Sub 16.2 SL 1962
Nannobrachium atrum Dusky lanternfish Most widely distributed s 14 SL 1928
Nannobrachium bristori Pacific Ocean 14.2 SL 2000
Nannobrachium crypticum Pacific Ocean 9.8 SL 2000
Nannobrachium cuprarium Atlantic Ocean 7.9 SL 1928
Nannobrachium fernae North Pacific 9.1 SL 1971
Nannobrachium gibbsi Pacific Ocean 12.2 SL 2000
Nannobrachium hawaiiensis Pacific Ocean 8.1 SL 2000
Nannobrachium idostigma Eastern Central Pacific 9.6 SL 1931
Nannobrachium indicum Indian Ocean 8 SL 2000
Nannobrachium isaacsi Eastern Central Atlantic 13.3 SL 1974
Nannobrachium lineatum Tropical and subtropical 23.7 SL 1928
Nannobrachium nigrum Black lantern fish Pacific Ocean 11.1 SL 1887
Nannobrachium phyllisae Southeast Pacific 15.1 SL 2000
Nannobrachium regale Pinpoint lampfish North Pacific 21 TL 1892
Nannobrachium ritteri Broadfin lampfish Northeast Pacific 12 SL 1915
Nannobrachium wisneri Atlantic, Indian and Paci 8.8 SL 2000
Notolychnus valdiviae Topside lampfish Worldwide distribution in 6.3 TL 1904
Notoscopelus bolini Eastern Atlantic and Medi 10.2 SL 1975
Notoscopelus caudispinosus Lobisomem Eastern Atlantic 14 SL 1863
Notoscopelus elongatus Mediterranean Sea 14.2 SL 1844
Notoscopelus japonicus Japanese lanternfish Northwest Pacific 13.3 SL 1908
Notoscopelus kroyeri Lancet fish Atlantic Ocean 14.3 SL 1861
Notoscopelus resplendens Patchwork lampfish Atlantic Ocean 9.5 SL 1845
Parvilux boschmai Eastern Pacific. 1964
Parvilux ingens Giant lampfish Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1964
Protomyctophum andriashevi Andriashev’s lanternfish Generally circumglobal be 6 SL 1963
Protomyctophum arcticum Arctic telescope Arctic to Atlantic Ocean 6 SL 1892
Protomyctophum beckeri Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 SL 1971
Protomyctophum bolini Bolin’s lanternfish Circumpolar between Antar 6.7 SL 1949
Protomyctophum chilense Southeast Pacific 1971
Protomyctophum choriodon Gaptooth lanternfish Generally, circumglobal b 9.5 SL 1981
Protomyctophum crockeri California flashlightfish Northwest Pacific 3.7 SL 1939
Protomyctophum gemmatum Jewelled lanternfish Probably circumglobal in 8.6 SL 1981
Protomyctophum luciferum Damsel lanternfish Probably circumglobal in 6.1 SL 1981
Protomyctophum mcginnisi Atlantic 2005
Protomyctophum normani Norman's lanterrnfish Circumglobal between 36° 5.6 SL 1932
Protomyctophum parallelum Parallel lanternfish Circumglobal between the 5 SL 1905
Protomyctophum subparallelum Subparallel lanternfish Circumglobal in region of 3.6 SL 1932
Protomyctophum tenisoni Tenison’s lanternfish Circumglobal between the 5.4 SL 1930
Protomyctophum thompsoni Bigeye lanternfish North Pacific 5.2 SL 1944
Scopelopsis multipunctatus Multispotted lanternfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 8.1 SL 1906
Stenobrachius leucopsarus Northern lampfish North Pacific 13 TL 1890
Stenobrachius nannochir Garnet lanternfish North Pacific 11 SL 1890
Symbolophorus barnardi Barnards lanternfishes Circumglobal in the south 11.6 SL 1932
Symbolophorus boops Bogue lanternfish Eastern Atlantic 16 TL 1845
Symbolophorus californiensis Bigfin lanternfish North Pacific 11 SL 1889
Symbolophorus evermanni Evermann's lantern fish Indo-Pacific 8 SL 1905
Symbolophorus kreffti Eastern Atlantic 11.2 SL 1981
Symbolophorus reversus Reverse gland lanternfish Eastern Central Pacific 8.9 SL 2005
Symbolophorus rufinus Western Atlantic 9.4 SL 1928
Symbolophorus veranyi Large-scale lantern fish Eastern Atlantic 12 SL 1888
Taaningichthys bathyphilus Deepwater lanternfish Circumglobal between 43° 8 SL 1928
Taaningichthys minimus Waistcoat lanternfish Atlantic Ocean 6.5 SL 1928
Taaningichthys paurolychnus Eastern Atlantic 9.5 SL 1972
Tarletonbeania crenularis Blue lanternfish Eastern Pacific 12.7 TL 1880
Tarletonbeania taylori North Pacific lanternfish North Pacific 7 SL 1953
Triphoturus mexicanus Mexican lampfish Eastern Pacific 7 TL 1890
Triphoturus nigrescens Highseas lampfish Indian and Southeast Atla 8.1 SL 1904
Triphoturus oculeum Eastern Central Pacific 1899



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