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Diogenichthys laternatus (Garman, 1899)
DIOGENES LANTERNFISH
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Diogenichthys laternatus (Garman , 1899)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Myctophinae
Etymology: Diogenichthys: Taken from Diogenes, cinic philosopher who showed his comptent for the amenities of life by living in a tube, 1802 + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Garman .

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

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 2091 m (Ref. 26165 ).   Subtropical

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Pacific: California, USA (Ref. 7182 ) and Mexico to Chile; South China Sea (Ref.74511). Atlantic and Indian oceans (Ref. 26165 ).

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57763 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 15 - 17; Vertebrae : 29 - 32. Branchiostegal rays: 7 (Ref. 31442 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 31442 ) at 0-100 m at night, 600-650 m during day (Ref. 58302 ). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442 ).

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Oviparous (Ref. 31442 ).

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Moser, H.G. and E.H. Ahlstrom , 1996. Myctophidae: lanternfishes. p. 387-475. In H.G. Moser (ed.) The early stages of fishes in the California Current Region. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) Atlas No. 33. 1505 p. (Ref. 31442 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 26 June 2018

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 ): 4.8 - 11.3, mean 7.1 (based on 91 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00500 - 0.02405), b=3.19 (3.00 - 3.38), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.2   ±0.40 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 vulnerability (19 of 100) .

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