WoRMS taxon details

Myctophidae Gill, 1893

125498  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125498)

accepted
Family
Genus Benthosema Goode & Bean, 1896
Genus Bolinichthys Paxton, 1972
Genus Centrobranchus Fowler, 1904
Genus Ceratoscopelus Günther, 1864
Genus Diaphus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Diogenichthys Bolin, 1939
Genus Electrona Goode & Bean, 1896
Genus Gonichthys Gistel, 1850
Genus Gymnoscopelus Günther, 1873
Genus Hintonia Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Hygophum Bolin, 1939
Genus Idiolychnus Nafpaktitis & Paxton, 1978
Genus Krefftichthys Hulley, 1981
Genus Lampadena Goode & Bean, 1893
Genus Lampanyctodes Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840
Genus Lampichthys Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Lepidophanes Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Lobianchia Gatti, 1904
Genus Loweina Fowler, 1925
Genus Macrostoma Risso, 1827
Genus Metelectrona Wisner, 1963
Subfamily Myctophinae
Genus Myctophum Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Nannobrachium Günther, 1887
Genus Nanobrachium Günther, 1887
Genus Notolychnus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Notoscopelus Günther, 1864
Genus Parvilux Hubbs & Wisner, 1964
Genus Protomyctophum Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Scopelopsis Brauer, 1906
Genus Stenobrachius Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Symbolophorus Bolin & Wisner, 1959
Genus Taaningichthys Bolin, 1959
Genus Tarletonbeania Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Triphoturus Fraser-Brunner, 1949

Genus Aethoprora Goode & Bean, 1896 accepted as Diaphus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Alysia Lowe, 1839 accepted as Gonichthys Gistel, 1850
Genus Bentosema accepted as Benthosema Goode & Bean, 1896 (misspelling)
Genus Collettia Goode & Bean, 1896 accepted as Diaphus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Ctenoscopelus Fraser-Brunner, 1949 accepted as Myctophum Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Dasyscopelus Günther, 1864 accepted as Myctophum Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Diogenichthye accepted as Diogenichthys Bolin, 1939 (misspelling)
Genus Diogenys accepted as Diogenichthys Bolin, 1939 (lapsus calami)
Genus Dorsadena Coleman & Nafpaktitis, 1972 accepted as Lampadena Goode & Bean, 1893
Genus Hierops Fraser-Brunner, 1949 accepted as Protomyctophum Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Genus Lampanctus accepted as Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840 (misspelling)
Genus Lampanictus accepted as Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840 (misspelling)
Subfamily Lampanyctinae Paxton, 1972 accepted as Myctophidae Gill, 1893
Genus Lebianchia accepted as Lobianchia Gatti, 1904 (misspelling)
Genus Lobiancha accepted as Lobianchia Gatti, 1904 (misspelling)
Genus Mychtophum accepted as Myctophum Rafinesque, 1810 (misspelling)
Genus Myctoophum accepted as Myctophum Rafinesque, 1810 (misspelling)
Genus Nasolychnus Smith, 1933 accepted as Gymnoscopelus Günther, 1873
Genus Notoscopellus accepted as Notoscopelus Günther, 1864 (misspelling)
Genus Nyctophus Cocco, 1829 accepted as Diaphus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
Genus Paralampanyctus Kotthaus, 1972 accepted as Nannobrachium Günther, 1887
Genus Rhinoscopelus Lütken, 1892 accepted as Gonichthys Gistel, 1850
Genus Serpa accepted as Serpe Cloquet, 1829 accepted as Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840 (misspelling)
Genus Serpe Cloquet, 1829 accepted as Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840 (synonym)
Genus Triphotorus accepted as Triphoturus Fraser-Brunner, 1949 (misspelling)
Genus Vestula Bolin, 1946 accepted as Notolychnus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
marine
Not documented
Distribution Distribution: circumglobal. Some with small supramaxilla. With subocular shelf. Anal fin origin below or slightly behind...  
Distribution 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Myctophidae Gill, 1893. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125498 on 2018-06-22
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

basis of record  (ofLampanyctinae Paxton, 1972) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLampanyctinae Paxton, 1972) Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Distribution 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]
 



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English lanternfishes  [details]
French poissons-lanternes  [details]
Japanese ハダカイワシ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål lysprikkfiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk lysprikkfiskfamilien  [details]
Spanish linternillas  [details]
Swedish prickfiskar  [details]