Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Lampadena: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, aden = gland (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 330 - 2000 m (Ref. 4479). Deep-water; 32°N - 39°S, 21°W - 153°W
Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Angola. Western Indian Ocean: a single specimen at 6°1'N, 64°59'E. Eastern Pacific: near Hawaii (Ref. 4479). Newly recorded from Asia in waters southwest of Tungsha Island (Ref. 39633).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
soft rays: 13 - 15. Anal organs 6; photophores smaller than in other species of the genus; supraventral organ nearer to lateral line than to pelvic base; three ventral organs, 3 supra-anal organs, and 3 anterior anal organs, widely separated, 2 posterior anal organs and the last over anterior margin of infracaudal gland; three precaudal organs, the first 2 very close together, the 3rd far distant at end of lateral line; 3rd supranal organ and posterolateral organs about their respective diameters below lateral line; supracaudal gland slightly shorter than infracaudal gland (Ref. 39633).
Oceanic, found between 800-2,000 m during the day and mainly below 1,000 m at night. Small specimens in colder water to 330 m (Ref. 4479). Meso- and bathypelagic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 3.7 - 6.1, mean 4.9 (based on 60 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00251 - 0.01261), b=3.09 (2.89 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .