Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae
(Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Lampadena: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, aden = gland (Ref. 45335). More on author: Garman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 50 - 1021 m (Ref. 27311). Deep-water; 44°N - 37°S
Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: between 20°N and 20°S but extensions into higher latitudes in western boundary currents (Gulf Stream to 43°N; Brazil to 36°S; Agulhas to 39°S; Kuroshio to 34°N). Abundant in the Tungsha Islands in South China Sea (Ref. 39633). All the china sea regions (Ref.74511).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 15 - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)
Oceanic and mesopelagic. Found between 425-850 m during the day and in the upper 100 m at night. Small specimens found in the upper 50 m (night).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.3 - 19.2, mean 12.7 °C (based on 990 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00247 - 0.01279), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), 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
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .