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Lampanyctus nobilis Tåning, 1928
Noble Lampfish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Myctophiformes  
 Family Myctophidae  
 Genus Lampanyctus  
  Lampanyctus nobilis    Tåning, 1928 
Provider: Ming-Chi Wang 
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Synonyms: Lampanyctus macropterus Lampanyctus vadulus Myctophum macropterus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) 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) 中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002)
Character: D.15; A.19; P.15; V. 8; GR 3 + 1 + 9; AO 5-6 + 9-10 Mouth very large, somewhat oblique with lower jaw slightly protruding. Eye rather small with some aphakic space. Posterior opercular margin truncate, ending in front of base of pectoral fin. Origin of dorsal fin behind base of ventral fin. Origin of anal fin under posterior one-third of base of dorsal fin. Pectoral fins very long, extending to third or fourth AOa. Ventral fin reaching origin of anal fin. Base of adipose fin over end of base of anal fin. Dn absent; Vn present. No cheek photophores. PLO in advance of pectoral fin and a little more than its own diameter below lateral line. PVO1 behind PVO2, the two organs in line with PO 2 ; PVO2 in front of upper half of base of pectoral fin. Five PO; PO1-PO2 interspace largest; PO4 a little behind PO3, at level of upper end of base of pectoral fin and on a nearly straight line with PVO2, VLO and SAO3. VLO behind base of ventral fin and nearer to lateral line than to ventral fin base. Four VO, VO2 distinctly raised above level of rest of organs of same series which forms an arc. SAO forming an obtuse angle; SAO1 behind VO3; SAO2 and SAO3 on a nearly straight line with VO4; SAO3 over origin of anal fin and in contact with lateral line. AOa series forming a pronounced arc, with AOa1 markedly depressed. Pol in line with last AOa; Pol2 in advance of base of adipose fin and in contact with lateral line. Two AOp (anteriormost weakly developed) on left and one on right side over base of anal fin. Prc not continuous with AOp, forming an abtuse angle, with second, third and fourth organs on a straight line; Prc4 behind Prc3 and at level of lateral line. INGL consisting of 10 luminous scales and extending over entire length of caudal peduncle; SUGL much shorter, consisting of 4 luminous scales. 
Habitat: Oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic. Found between 475 to over 900 m during the day and between 100-500 m at night. Maximum abundance found between 300-500 m at night. Sexually mature from about 11.2 cm. Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae. 
Distribution: Off eastern and southern Taiwan; Atlantic;Indian Ocean; Western Pacific. 
Name Code: 381214
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Lampanyctus nobilis Tåning , 1928

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Lampanyctus: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, nykte = night (Ref. 45335 ) .

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

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range 100 - 1000 m (Ref. 44036 ).   Deep-water; 42°N - 22°S, 82°W - 109°W

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Circumglobal. Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola. Western Atlantic: isolated individuals to 42°N in the Gulf Stream but generally from 23°N to Brazil. Indian Ocean: between 10°S and 18°S. Western Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559 ), Taiwan (Ref. 5193 ), Australia (Ref. 7300 ), and New Zealand (Ref. 5755 ). Eastern Central Pacific: near Hawaii, and at western margin of the California Current region (Ref. 31442 ). South China Sea (Ref.74511).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 11 - ? cm
Max length : 12.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 17 - 19; Vertebrae : 37 - 39

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 4066 ). Found between 475 to over 900 m during the day and between 100-500 m at night (Ref. 4066 ). Maximum abundance found between 300-500 m at night. Sexually mature from about 11.2 cm (Ref. 4479 ). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442 ). Minimum depth from Ref. 4066. Also Ref. 58302.

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Oviparous (Ref. 31442 ).

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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


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 8 - 18.5, mean 11.9 (based on 675 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 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. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.1   ±0.28 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .

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