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Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco, 1829)
BLUNTNOSE LANTERNFISH
Spothead Lantern Fish; Myctophum metopoclampum Cocco, 1829

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Species Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco, 1829)

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Species Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco, 1829)

Bluntnose Lanternfish , Spothead Lantern Fish

 

Distribution

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New South Wales


Extra Distribution Information

Off Newcastle, NSW (35°36´S); temperate, 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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drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

IMCRA

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

Mesopelagic.

 

General References

Brandt, S.B. 1981. Effects of a warm-core eddy on fish distribution in the Tasman Sea off east Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 6 : 19-33 figs 1-7

 

Common Name References

Fishbase 2004. Fishbase at. http://www.fishbase.org/Summary. (Fishbase) (Spothead Lantern Fish)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Bluntnose Lanternfish )

 

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Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco , 1829)

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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
Etymology: Diaphus: Greek, dis, dia = through + Greek, physa, phyo = to beget, to have as offspring (Ref. 45335 ) .

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

Marine; bathypelagic; non-migratory; depth range 90 - 1085 m (Ref. 56504 ).   Deep-water; 60°N - 58°S, 67°W - 153°W

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

Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to Mauritania including western Mediterranean, but isolated specimens to Liberia and South Africa. Western Atlantic: USA to 22°N, and from Brazil to Argentina. Western Indian Ocean: between 0° and 30°S. Western Pacific: between 6°N and 39°N, New South Wales, Australia (Ref. 7300 ) and New Zealand (Ref. 5755 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 5 - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-116; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 14 - 16

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic and mesopelagic, found between 375-850 m during the day and between 90-850 m at night (Ref. 4066 ). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302 ). Depth range from 518-1085 m in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504 ). Reach sexual maturity at a length of 4,8 cm (Ref. 47377 ).

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

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 1.8 - 17, mean 10.8 (based on 471 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00445 - 0.01706), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.3   ±0.38 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .

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