WoRMS taxon details

Myctophidae Gill, 1893

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

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  1. Genus Benthosema Goode & Bean, 1896
  2. Genus Bolinichthys Paxton, 1972
  3. Genus Centrobranchus Fowler, 1904
  4. Genus Ceratoscopelus Günther, 1864
  5. Genus Ctenoscopelus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
  6. Genus Dasyscopelus Günther, 1864
  7. Genus Diaphus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
  8. Genus Diogenichthys Bolin, 1939
  9. Genus Electrona Goode & Bean, 1896
  10. Genus Gonichthys Gistel, 1850
  11. Genus Gymnoscopelus Günther, 1873
  12. Genus Hintonia Fraser-Brunner, 1949
  13. Genus Hygophum Bolin, 1939
  14. Genus Idiolychnus Nafpaktitis & Paxton, 1978
  15. Genus Krefftichthys Hulley, 1981
  16. Genus Lampadena Goode & Bean, 1893
  17. Genus Lampanyctodes Fraser-Brunner, 1949
  18. Genus Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840
  19. Genus Lampichthys Fraser-Brunner, 1949
  20. Genus Lepidophanes Fraser-Brunner, 1949
  21. Genus Lobianchia Gatti, 1904
  22. Genus Loweina Fowler, 1925
  23. Genus Macrostoma Risso, 1827
  24. Genus Metelectrona Wisner, 1963
  25. Subfamily Myctophinae
  26. Genus Myctophum Rafinesque, 1810
  27. Genus Nannobrachium Günther, 1887
  28. Genus Nanobrachium Günther, 1887
  29. Genus Notolychnus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
  30. Genus Notoscopelus Günther, 1864
  31. Genus Parvilux Hubbs & Wisner, 1964
  32. Genus Protomyctophum Fraser-Brunner, 1949
  33. Genus Scopelopsis Brauer, 1906
  34. Genus Stenobrachius Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
  35. Genus Symbolophorus Bolin & Wisner, 1959
  36. Genus Taaningichthys Bolin, 1959
  37. Genus Tarletonbeania Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
  38. Genus Triphoturus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
  39. Genus Aethoprora Goode & Bean, 1896 accepted as Diaphus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
  40. Genus Alysia Lowe, 1839 accepted as Gonichthys Gistel, 1850
  41. Genus Benthosoma accepted as Benthosema Goode & Bean, 1896 (unaccepted > misspelling)
  42. Genus Bentosema accepted as Benthosema Goode & Bean, 1896 (misspelling)
  43. Genus Collettia Goode & Bean, 1896 accepted as Diaphus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
  44. Genus Diogenichthye accepted as Diogenichthys Bolin, 1939 (misspelling)
  45. Genus Diogenys accepted as Diogenichthys Bolin, 1939 (lapsus calami)
  46. Genus Dorsadena Coleman & Nafpaktitis, 1972 accepted as Lampadena Goode & Bean, 1893
  47. Genus Hierops Fraser-Brunner, 1949 accepted as Protomyctophum Fraser-Brunner, 1949
  48. Genus Hygophym accepted as Hygophum Bolin, 1939 (unaccepted > misspelling)
  49. Genus Lampanctus accepted as Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840 (misspelling)
  50. Genus Lampanictus accepted as Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840 (misspelling)
  51. Subfamily Lampanyctinae Paxton, 1972 accepted as Myctophidae Gill, 1893
  52. Genus Lampedena accepted as Lampadena Goode & Bean, 1893 (unaccepted > misspelling)
  53. Genus Lebianchia accepted as Lobianchia Gatti, 1904 (misspelling)
  54. Genus Lobiancha accepted as Lobianchia Gatti, 1904 (misspelling)
  55. Genus Myctoophum accepted as Myctophum Rafinesque, 1810 (misspelling)
  56. Genus Nasolychnus Smith, 1933 accepted as Gymnoscopelus Günther, 1873
  57. Genus Notoscopellus accepted as Notoscopelus Günther, 1864 (misspelling)
  58. Genus Nyctophus Cocco, 1829 accepted as Diaphus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890
  59. Genus Paralampanyctus Kotthaus, 1972 accepted as Nannobrachium Günther, 1887
  60. Genus Rhinoscopelus Lütken, 1892 accepted as Gonichthys Gistel, 1850
  61. Genus Serpa accepted as Serpe Cloquet, 1829 accepted as Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840 (misspelling)
  62. Genus Serpe Cloquet, 1829 accepted as Lampanyctus Bonaparte, 1840 (synonym)
  63. Genus Triphotorus accepted as Triphoturus Fraser-Brunner, 1949 (misspelling)
  64. Genus Vestula Bolin, 1946 accepted as Notolychnus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
marine, brackish, terrestrial
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. (2024). FishBase. Myctophidae Gill, 1893. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125498 on 2024-04-17
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (PeRMS) Chirichigno, N.; Cornejo, M. (2001). Catálogo comentado de los peces marinos del Perú. <em>2ª ed. Instituto del Mar de Perú. Publicación Especial. Callao.</em> 314 p. [details]   

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, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds). (2024). ECoF. Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. <em>California Academy of Sciences. San Francisco.</em> Electronic version accessed dd mmm 2024., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
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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]
LanguageName 
English lanternfishes  [details]
French poissons-lanternes  [details]
Japanese ハダカイワシ科  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål lysprikkfiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk lysprikkfiskfamilien  [details]
Spanish linternillas  [details]
Swedish prickfiskar  [details]