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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

High-oceanic, mesopelagic (Ref. 4479, 75154). Found between 100-700 m at night. Sexually mature from about 8.0 cm (Ref. 4479).
  • 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)
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Distribution

Circumglobal in the southern hemisphere in the region of the Subtropical Convergence but with extensions into lower latitudes in eastern boundary currents. In the Southern Ocean, known from 45°10'S, 69°12'E (Ref. 5182). East coast of America between 31°S and 44°S (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)
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Cosmopolitan in Southern Hemisphere.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16 - 18; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 21 - 23
  • Hulley, P.A. 1986 Myctophidae. p. 282-321. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4066)
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Size

Maximum size: 95 mm SL
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Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 47377))
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Environment

bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 0 - 2000 m (Ref. 58018)
  • Bogutskaya, N.G. 2007 Preliminary assignment of coordinates to type localities in the Catalog of Fishes. Unpublished dbf file. (Ref. 58018)
  • Riede, K. 2004 Global register of migratory species - from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany. 329 p. (Ref. 51243)
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Depth range based on 82 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 59 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 3600
  Temperature range (°C): 1.792 - 20.714
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.804 - 37.516
  Salinity (PPS): 34.093 - 35.598
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.102 - 6.121
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.189 - 2.635
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.938 - 125.802

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 3600

Temperature range (°C): 1.792 - 20.714

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.804 - 37.516

Salinity (PPS): 34.093 - 35.598

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.102 - 6.121

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.189 - 2.635

Silicate (umol/l): 0.938 - 125.802
 
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Migration

Oceanodromous. Migrating within oceans typically between spawning and different feeding areas, as tunas do. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
  • Riede, K. 2004 Global register of migratory species - from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany. 329 p. (Ref. 51243)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lampichthys procerus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 16
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Lampichthys procerus

Lampichthys procerus, the Blackhead lanternfish, is a species of lanternfish found circumglobally in the southern oceans. This fish grows to a length of 10.0 centimetres (3.9 in) TL.

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