Eastern Atlantic: off Portugal to Mauritania; Gabon to Angola. Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA (Ref. 26340) to the Antilles (Ref. 26340) and Venezuela; Brazil to Argentina (with disjunct distribution over the minimum region off Brazil). Elsewhere, from two stations in Northwest Pacific and with reservation from near Hawaii. Southwest Pacific: Australia (Ref. 7300) and New Zealand (Ref. 5755).Atlantic and Eastern Pacific: occurring in tropical warm waters of both hemispheres (Ref. 47377).
- 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) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=4479&speccode=21
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