Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

High-oceanic, found between 325-850 m during the day (most abundant at 400-500 m) and between 40-225 m at night (most abundant 100 m) (Ref. 4479). Mesopelagic (Ref. 5951, 75154).
  • 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

Western Atlantic: 40.9°N to 10°N including Caribbean, Lesser Antilles
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Atlantic and southwestern Pacific.
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Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Mauritania. Western Atlantic: USA to 10°N including Caribbean, Lesser Antilles (Ref. 4775). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Western Central Pacific: southeast Asian seas between 8°N and 7°S, New Caledonia and New Zealand. Also known from the Eastern Central Pacific (Ref. 9325).
  • 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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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 80 mm SL
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Max. size

8.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (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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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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nektonic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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found at depths of 40-850m, mesopelagic species
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth: 40 - 850m.
From 40 to 850 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic. High-oceanic, found between 325-850 m during the day and between 40-225 m at night with maximum abundance at 400-500 m. Sexually mature from about 63 mm (Ref. 4479).
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Environment

bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 40 - 850 m (Ref. 4479), usually 400 - 500 m (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)
  • 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 104 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 92 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 3895
  Temperature range (°C): 2.961 - 25.997
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.286 - 36.470
  Salinity (PPS): 34.462 - 36.568
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.969 - 5.343
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.082 - 2.597
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.868 - 109.482

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 3895

Temperature range (°C): 2.961 - 25.997

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.286 - 36.470

Salinity (PPS): 34.462 - 36.568

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.969 - 5.343

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.082 - 2.597

Silicate (umol/l): 0.868 - 109.482
 
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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: Diaphus termophilus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
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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