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Myctophum selenops Tåning, 1928
LUNAR LANTERNFISH
Wisner's Lantern Fish; Wisners Lantern Fish

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CAAB : 37122100 Taxon concept Myctophum_selenops last modified 2010-07-27 10:07:22.682

Species Myctophum selenops Tåning, 1928

Lunar Lanternfish , Wisner's Lantern Fish

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales


Extra Distribution Information

Off Bega, NSW (36º33´S); temperate, Atlantic 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.
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IMCRA

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

Mesopelagic.

 

General References

Paxton, J.R., Hoese, D.F., Allen, G.R. & Hanley, J.E. (eds) 1989. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Pisces: Petromyzontidae to Carangidae . Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 7 665 pp. [267]

 

Common Name References

Fishbase 2004. Fishbase at. http://www.fishbase.org/Summary. (Fishbase) (Wisner's Lantern Fish)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Lunar Lanternfish )

 

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Myctophum selenops Tåning , 1928

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Myctophinae
Etymology: Myctophum: Greek, mykter, -eros = nose + Greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335 ) .

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

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range 40 - 500 m (Ref. 5951 ).   Deep-water; 48°N - 52°S, 79°W - 153°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Mauritania and also in Angola; west of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa (Ref. 4066 ). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951 ). Western Atlantic: USA to Argentina but with lower abundance in the South Sargasso Sea and absent in the minimum region off Brazil. Also known in the equatorial waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Tropical regions of the Atlantic up to 38°S (Ref. 47377 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 5 - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47377 ); common length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 17 - 19

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

High-oceanic, meso- (Ref. 4479 , 75154 ) and epipelagic (Ref. 58302 ). Found between 225-450 m during the day and between 40-225 m at night (Ref. 4479 ). Reach sexual maturity at 5 cm (Ref. 47377 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Paxton, John | Collaborators

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: 11 July 2012

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 ): 11.1 - 24.4, mean 17 (based on 787 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .

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