Off Newcastle (33º04´S) to off Cape Howe (37º24´S), NSW; temperate, Atlantic Indo-west-central Pacific.
that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur.
The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13)
A review of lanternfishes( Families: Myctophidae and Neoscopelidae) and their distributions around Taiwan and Tungsha Islands with notes on seventeen new records(Wang and Chen, 2001)
D. 12-14; A. 13-15; P.12-13; G.R. 6(5) + 1 +14 (12-14), total, AO 5 (4) + 3-4, total 8-10 Origin of dorsal fin over base of ventral fin. Origin of anal fin behind end of base of dorsal fin; base of adipose fin directly over of slightly in advance of end of base of anal fin. Operculum pointed posteriorly. Posterior half of iris with crescent of whitish tissue. Dn absent. Vn small and rounded. PLO in contact with lateral line; Two PVO, PVO1 slightly in front of PVO2. Five PO, PO3 slightly elevated, PO4 highly elevated at level of PVO1; Five VO, VO2 at level of VO3; VLO nearer to lateral fin than to base of ventral fin, not in contact with lateral line; Three SAO, forming an obtuse angle, SAO1 higher and slightly behind VO5, SAO3 in contact with upper side of lateral line; Two Pol, forming an oblique line, Pol1 higher and behind last AOa, Pol2 under adipose fin, in contact with upper side of lateral line; Five to six AOa, forming a straight line; three to four AOp, behind base of anal fin. Three Prc, Prc2 slightly higher than Prc1, Prc2-Prc3 interspace widely enlarged, Prc3 slightly higher than level of lateral line. SUGL consisting of 2-3 luminous scales. INGL consisting of 3-5 luminous scales. Three to six luminous scales at the base of anal fin.
High-oceanic species found between 375 and 750 during the day and between 40 and 650 at night. Large individuals are non-migratory.
Mesopelagic. Tropical waters of Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
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Eastern Atlantic: single record at 45°41'N, 13°42'W (Ref.
); also between 14°N and 6°S. Western Atlantic: in tropical waters north to about 40°N; also between 34°S and 40°S (Ref.
). Western Indian Ocean: Agulhas Current (Ref.
) and at least between 28°S and 30°S. Eastern Indian Ocean: near Tasmania. Pacific: near Hawaii. Recorded in South China Sea near the Tungsha Islands (Ref.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
, range 9 - ? cm
Max length : 11.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref.
: 12 - 15. Total anal organs 8-10; three to 6 small elongate patches of luminous tissue along base of anal fin which originate at the 4th ray; supracaudal gland short, with 2-3 scales, infracaudal gland with 3-5 scales reaching below last or next to last posterior anal organ (Ref.
High-oceanic species found between 375 and 750 during the day and between 40 and 650 at night (Ref.
). Mesopelagic (Ref.
). Large individuals are non-migratory (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
, 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.