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Lampanyctus nobilis  Tåning, 1928

Noble lampfish
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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) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Lampanyctus: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, nykte = night (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 100 - 1000 m (Ref. 44036).   Deep-water; 42°N - 22°S, 82°W - 109°W

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

Circumglobal. Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola. Western Atlantic: isolated individuals to 42°N in the Gulf Stream but generally from 23°N to Brazil. Indian Ocean: between 10°S and 18°S. Western Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559), Taiwan (Ref. 5193), Australia (Ref. 7300), and New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Eastern Central Pacific: near Hawaii, and at western margin of the California Current region (Ref. 31442). South China Sea (Ref.74511).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 11 - ? cm
Max length : 12.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4479)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19; Vertebrae: 37 - 39

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 4066). Found between 475 to over 900 m during the day and between 100-500 m at night (Ref. 4066). Maximum abundance found between 300-500 m at night. Sexually mature from about 11.2 cm (Ref. 4479). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442). Minimum depth from Ref. 4066. Also Ref. 58302.

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

Oviparous (Ref. 31442).

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. 115185)

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): 8 - 18.5, mean 11.9 (based on 675 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00247 - 0.01167), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.28 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .