Off Port Hedland, WA (17º59´S), Raine Island, QLD (11º35´S) and from off Ballina (29ºS) to off Wollongong (34º25´S), NSW; tropical, discontinuous (west Atlantic, Indian, 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), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northwest Transition (3), Northwest Province (4)
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)
Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
D. 13~15(14); A. 14~17 (15); P. 11~12 (12); G.R. 7 + 1 + 13-14, total 21-22, AO 7 (6-8) + 5 (4-6), total 12 (11-13) 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. Dn directed anterolaterally, small and ill-defined in females, distinctly larger and sharply delineated in males, tapering downward in between nostril and eye where it meets and often overlaps with dorsal, attenuated extension of Vn. Main bulk of Vn at anteroventral aspect of orbit. PLO distinctly nearer to lateral line than to base of pectoral fin, but may be midway in juveniles. VLO midway between lateral line and base of ventral fin or a little higher. SAO on a straight line, sometimes SAO2 slightly in front of or behind line through centers of SAO1 and SAO3; SAO3 at lateral line. AOa1abruptly elevated, sometimes directly above AOa2; last AOa also elevated. Pol in contact with lateral line. AOp1 sometimes over end of base of anal fin. First three Prc evenly spaced, forming a gentle arc; Prc3-Prc4 interspace enlarged, with Prc4 about 1.5 times its diameter below midlateral line. A vertically elongated, roughly rectangular luminous scale at PLO
Off soutern and eastern Taiwan; Indian Oceans; Southeast Asian Seas.