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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyctophidae 
AphiaID: 125498

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyctophiformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyctophiformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlanternfishes  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpoissons-lanternes  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlysprikkfiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlysprikkfiskfamilien  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlinternillas  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorprickfiskar  [details]
Direct child
taxa (62)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBenthosema Goode & Bean, 1896
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBolinichthys Paxton, 1972
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentrobranchus Fowler, 1904
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeratoscopelus Günther, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiaphus Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiogenichthys Bolin, 1939
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElectrona Goode & Bean, 1896
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGonichthys Gistel, 1850
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnoscopelus Günther, 1873
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHintonia Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHygophum Bolin, 1939
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIdiolychnus Nafpaktitis & Paxton, 1978
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKrefftichthys Hulley, 1981
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampadena Goode & Bean, 1893
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLampanyctinae
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampanyctodes Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampichthys Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLepidophanes Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobianchia Gatti, 1904
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLoweina Fowler, 1925
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrostoma
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetelectrona Wisner, 1963
Subfamily Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMyctophinae
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyctophum Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNannobrachium Günther, 1887
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNanobrachium Günther, 1887
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotolychnus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotoscopelus Günther, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParvilux
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtomyctophum Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScopelopsis Brauer, 1906
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenobrachius Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSymbolophorus
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaaningichthys Bolin, 1959
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTarletonbeania
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTriphoturus Fraser-Brunner, 1949

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAethoprora accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiaphus Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlysia accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGonichthys Gistel, 1850
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBentosema accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBenthosema Goode & Bean, 1896
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCollettia accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiaphus Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenoscopelus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyctophum Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDasyscopelus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyctophum Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiogenichthye accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiogenichthys Bolin, 1939
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiogenys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiogenichthys Bolin, 1939
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDorsadena accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampadena Goode & Bean, 1893
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHierops accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtomyctophum Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampanctus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampanictus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLebianchia accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobianchia Gatti, 1904
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobiancha accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobianchia Gatti, 1904
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMychtophum accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyctophum Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyctoophum accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyctophum Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNasolychnus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGymnoscopelus Günther, 1873
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotoscopellus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotoscopelus Günther, 1864
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNyctophus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiaphus Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParalampanyctus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNannobrachium Günther, 1887
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhinoscopelus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGonichthys Gistel, 1850
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpa accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpe Cloquet, 1829 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTriphotorus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTriphoturus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVestula accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotolychnus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: circumglobal. Some with small supramaxilla. With subocular shelf. Anal fin origin below or slightly behind dorsal fin base. Head and body with groups and rows of small photophores; one species without. Scales cycloid; ctenoid in 4 species. Swim bladder usually present. Vertebrae 28-45. Heavily preyed upon by many marine fishes and mammals. Diurnal migration exhibited by many: most species with peak abundance between 300 and 1200 m by day and between 10 and 100 m at night.  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125498
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Myctophidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125498 on 2014-10-23
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