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

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Species Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco, 1829)


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CAAB : 37122037 Taxon concept Diaphus_metopoclampus last modified 2010-07-27 10:07:22.682

Species Diaphus metopoclampus (Cocco, 1829)

Bluntnose Lanternfish , Spothead Lantern Fish




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.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


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

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 )


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED

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