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Myctophiformes


Myctophiformes is an order of ray-finned species consisting of two families: Myctophidae (lanternfishes) and Neoscopelidae (blackchins). The species often have large eyes and mouths.

There are about 250 described species belonging to this order.

 

Species list:

 

benthosema glacialeBenthosema glaciale
(Glacier lantern fish)

Scientific name: Benthosema glaciale (Reinhardt, 1837)
Popular names: Glacier lantern fish
Danish name: Isprikfisk

Family: Myctophidae (Lanternfish)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea
Capture site: XX

Depth: 0 - 1400 meter (pelagic)
Max. size: ~ 12 cm

 

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lampadena speculigeraLampadena speculigera
(Mirror lanternfish)

Scientific name: Lampadena speculigera (Good & Bean, 1896)
Popular names: Mirror lanterfish
Danish name: Spejlhalet prikfisk

Family: Myctophidae (Lanternfish)

Distribution: Circumglobal
Capture site: XXX

Depth: 0 - 1000 meter (bathypelagic)
Max. size: ~ 20 cm

 

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Lampanyctus intricariusLampanyctus intricarius
(Diamondcheek lanternfish)

Scientific name: Lampanyctus intricarius (Tåning, 1928)
Popular names: Diamondcheek lanternfish, Intricate lanternfish
Danish name: Bredhalet prikfisk

Family: Myctophidae (Lanternfishes)

Distribution: Northwestern Atlantic Ocean
Capture site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 40 - 750 meter (bathypelagic)
Max. size: 20 cm

 

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lampanyctus macdonaldiLampanyctus macdonaldi
(Rakery beaconlamp)

Scientific name: Lampanyctus macdonaldi (Goode & Bean, 1896)
Popular names: Rakery beaconlamp
Danish name: Macdonalds prikfisk

Family: Myctophidae (Lanternfish)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 50 - 1500 meter (bathypelagic)
Max. size: ~ 16 cm

 

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notoscopelus kroeyeriNotoscopelus kroeyeri
(Lancet fish)

Scientific name: Notoscopelus kroeyeri (Malm, 1861)
Popular names: Lancet fish
Danish name: Krøyers prikfisk

Family: Myctophidae (Lanternfish)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture site: XX

Depth: 0 - 1000 meter (benthopelagic)
Max. size: ~ 17 cm

 

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