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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Oceanic and mesopelagic. Occurs at depths between 350- 2,390 m during the day and in the upper 150 m at night (Ref. 4066). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
  • 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

Disjunct circumglobal distribution in the region of and north of the Subtropical Convergence. Eastern Atlantic: south of about 21°S, east of about 5°E. The species is absent west of 40°W and east of 1°-5°E in the region of the Convergence.
  • 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.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 15; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 13 - 15
  • 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: 89 mm SL
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Max. size

8.9 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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Environment

bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 1500 - 2390 m (Ref. 4066)
  • 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)
  • 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 8 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 8 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 200 - 2000
  Temperature range (°C): 2.657 - 11.992
  Nitrate (umol/L): 12.958 - 30.616
  Salinity (PPS): 34.349 - 34.800
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.664 - 5.535
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.061 - 2.665
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.661 - 63.337

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 200 - 2000

Temperature range (°C): 2.657 - 11.992

Nitrate (umol/L): 12.958 - 30.616

Salinity (PPS): 34.349 - 34.800

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.664 - 5.535

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.061 - 2.665

Silicate (umol/l): 4.661 - 63.337
 
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Depth: 0 - 2390m.
Recorded at 2390 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic.
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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: Lampadena dea

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
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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