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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Oceanic and mesopelagic, found at 600-800 m during the day, mainly at 40-175 m during the night, but locally nyctoepipelagic at the surface (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

Atlantic Ocean: about 41°N to about north of 26°N, and between 26°S and 30°S in western sector
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Atlantic Ocean: about 41°N to about north of 26°N, and between 26°S and 30°S in western sector and to 33°S in eastern sector. Indian Ocean: between 25°S and 40°S. Pacific Ocean: 30°S to 40°S.
  • 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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Atlantic, southern Indian Ocean and southeastern Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 15; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 12 - 14
  • 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: 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 600- 800 m during day, migrates to 40- 175 m at night.
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Environment

bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 40 - 800 m (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)
  • 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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Depth range based on 65 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 65 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 50 - 1920
  Temperature range (°C): 3.775 - 21.560
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.217 - 22.514
  Salinity (PPS): 34.985 - 36.619
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.594 - 6.024
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.033 - 1.415
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.798 - 14.260

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 50 - 1920

Temperature range (°C): 3.775 - 21.560

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.217 - 22.514

Salinity (PPS): 34.985 - 36.619

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.594 - 6.024

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.033 - 1.415

Silicate (umol/l): 0.798 - 14.260
 
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Depth: 40 - 800m.
From 40 to 800 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic. Oceanic and mesopelagic. Found at 600-800 m during the day, mainly at 40-175 m during the night, but locally nyctoepipelagic at the surface. Sexually mature from about 5.8 cm (Ref. 4479, 4775).
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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 chavesi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
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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