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Bolinichthys supralateralis (Parr, 1928)
Lampanyctus supralateralis Parr, 1928

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Species Bolinichthys supralateralis (Parr, 1928)


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Species Bolinichthys supralateralis (Parr, 1928)

Stubby Lanternfish




New South Wales

Extra Distribution Information

Off Newcastle (33º04´S) to off Cape Howe (37º24´S), NSW; temperate, Atlantic Indo-west-central Pacific.

Note 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.
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Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE oceanic

Ecological Descriptors



General References

Nafpaktitis, B.G., Backus, R.H., Craddock, J.E., Haedrich, R.L., Robison, B.H. & Karnella, C. 1977. Family Myctophidae. In , Gibbs, R.H. (ed.) Fishes of the western North Atlantic. Memoir. Sears Foundation of Marine Research 1 (7): 13-265 figs 1-180


Common Name References

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. ( Stubby Lanternfish )


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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Myctophiformes  
 Family Myctophidae  
 Genus Bolinichthys  
  Bolinichthys supralateralis    (Parr, 1928) 
Provider: Ming-Chi Wang 
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Synonyms: Lampanyctus pyrsobolus Lampanyctus superlateralis Lampanyctus supralateralis Lepidophanes supralateralis   details
Citation: 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) Fishbase(2003)
Character: 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. 
Habitat: High-oceanic species found between 375 and 750 during the day and between 40 and 650 at night. Large individuals are non-migratory. 
Distribution: Mesopelagic. Tropical waters of Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. 
Name Code: 381194
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Bolinichthys supralateralis (Parr , 1928)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; non-migratory; depth range 40 - 850 m (Ref. 13608 ).   Deep-water; 45°N - 40°S, 169°W - 153°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: single record at 45°41'N, 13°42'W (Ref. 4775 ); 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. 4775 ). Western Indian Ocean: Agulhas Current (Ref. 4066 ) 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. 39633 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 9 - ? cm
Max length : 11.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 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. 39633 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

High-oceanic species found between 375 and 750 during the day and between 40 and 650 at night (Ref. 4775 ). Mesopelagic (Ref. 75154 ). Large individuals are non-migratory (Ref. 4775 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Paxton, John | Collaborators

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 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 10 July 2012

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