Circumglobal: In tropical to subtropical waters. Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Angola. Western Atlantic: USA to Uruguay. Western Pacific: warmer waters and in Kuroshio (Japan Current). Indian Ocean: Mozambique Channel and Agulhas Current. Elsewhere, in the eastern Pacific. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
- 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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