Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Epipelagic to mesopelagic near the coast (Ref. 31442). Adults form dense aggregations at night (Ref. 31442). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442).
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Distribution

Northeast Pacific: subtropical-tropical regions between 28°N and 10°N, including Gulf of California (Ref. 31442).
  • Paxton, J.R., R.J. Lavenberg and C. Sommer 1995 Myctophidae. Linternillas. p. 1315-1321. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9325)
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Eastern Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 14; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 19 - 22; Vertebrae: 31 - 33
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Size

Max. size

5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. ))
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Diagnostic Description

Branchiostegal rays: 8 (Ref. 31442).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-oceanic; marine
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Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 337 - 1750
  Temperature range (°C): 4.138 - 4.138
  Nitrate (umol/L): 41.523 - 41.523
  Salinity (PPS): 34.566 - 34.566
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.341 - 0.341
  Phosphate (umol/l): 3.382 - 3.382
  Silicate (umol/l): 130.629 - 130.629

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 337 - 1750
 
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 31442).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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