Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophinae
Etymology: Diogenichthys: Taken from Diogenes, cinic philosopher who showed his comptent for the amenities of life by living in a tube, 1802 + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 1050 m (Ref. 4479). Deep-water; 50°N - 48°S, 82°W - 109°W
Atlantic Ocean: widely but unevenly distributed between 50°N and 48°S, less abundant or absent in regions of low productivity. Western Indian Ocean: between 22°S and 45°S. Pacific Ocean: widespread uneven distribution between 35°N and 25°S. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 2 - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
Oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 4066, 58302), found between 400-930 m during the day and between 18-1,050 m at night (with maximum abundance at 50-100 m and 500-700 m at night) (Ref. 4479). Larvae and juveniles non-migratory at least near the Canary Islands (Ref. 4479). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Hulley, P.A., 1990. Myctophidae. p. 398-467. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI; Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4479)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8 - 20.6, mean 13.4 °C (based on 1072 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.25 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 174 [59, 594] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.05 [0.47, 2.68] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.3 [14.4, 18.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.772 [0.322, 1.854] g/100g ; Selenium = 8.66 [2.80, 24.30] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 65.6 [12.9, 361.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.16 [0.61, 2.20] mg/100g (wet weight);