Off Cape Weymouth, QLD (12º39–47´S); tropical, Indo-west-central 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.
Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Cape Province (20)
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)
D. 12-13; A. 18-19; P. 15; AO 7 +6-8, total 13-15; G.R. 6 + 1 +13-15, total 20-23 Mouth oblique; maxillary expanded posteriorly. Eye very large. Upper posterior opercular margin serrate. Origin of dorsal fin over base of ventral fin. Origin of anal fin behind end of base of dorsal fin. Pectoral fins extending to about middle of distance between VLO and SAO2. Ventral fins not reaching VO4. Base of adipost fin in advance of end of base of anal fin. Scales ctenoid, those of lateral line enlarged. Dn and Vn present. Op1 close behind posterior end of premaxillary; Op2 below level of ventral margin of orbit. PLO about 2 times its diameter anterodorsal to upper end of base of pectoral fin. PVO1 above PO2; PVO2 at lower end of base of pectoral finand slightly in advance of PO3. Five PO, PO3-PO4 interspace shortest; PO5 elevated. VLO behind base of ventral fin and midway between it and lateral line. Four VO; VO1 markedly nearer to midevntral line than rest of organs of same series. SAO almost on a straight line; SAO1 behind of VO3; SAO2 nearer to SAO1 than to SAO3 which is somewhat in advance of vertical through origin of anal fin and immediately below lateral line. AOa forming a slightly curved line. Pol directly over and slightly in front of last AOa, well in advance of vertical through anterior end of base of adipose fin and immediately below lateral line. AOp1 over base of anal fin. Prc2 higher than Prc1 but still nearer to bases of ventral procurrent caudal rays than to lateral line; the two organs are a little more than one photophores diameter apart from each other. Males have 6 luminous scales in the SUGL, and females have 1 to 4 smaller luminous scales in thee INGL.
High-oceanic and mesopelagic; nyctoepipelagic at the surface.
Off eastern Taiwan; the tropical waters of the Pacific, Indo-Pacific, Indian, and possibly Atlantic Oceans.
: 18 - 19. Anal organs 13-15; males with 6 luminous scales in the supracaudal gland, and females with 1-4 smaller scales in the infracaudal gland; ctenoid scales on the anal fin base with 1-2 posteriorly-directed spines, and posterolateral organ is well in advance of origin of adipose fin base, which separate
from other species of the genus (Ref.
). High-oceanic and mesopelagic; nyctoepipelagic at the surface.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 11.8 - 26.3, mean 18.7 (based on 765 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.5 ±0.49 se; Based on food items.
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Torres, Armi G.
Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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