New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
Extra Distribution Information
Off Newcastle, NSW (33º01´S) to off southern TAS (47º05´S) and off Eucla, WA (127º53´E); temperate, Atlantic Indo-west 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.
Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Southern Province (8)
Northwest Atlantic: rare west of 50°W between 65°-32°N. Northeast Atlantic: Iceland and British Isles to the Mauritanian Upwelling Region; also in the southern Benguela Upwelling Region (Ref.
). Circumglobal in the southern hemisphere in the region of the Subtropical Convergence but with northern extension to about 18°S in eastern boundary currents.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
, range 17 - 17.2 cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref.
Oceanic, mesopelagic (Ref.
), epipelagic to bathypelagic (Ref.
). Found between 550-750 m during the day; between 40-550 m at night (juveniles are most abundant in 75 m depth). Feeds on zooplankton (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
, 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.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 6.8 - 15.4, mean 10.3 (based on 418 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00244 - 0.01130), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .
Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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