Overview

Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: known only from its type locality, above the southern crest of the Equator seamount.
  • Bekker, V.E. and V.G. Prut'ko 1984 A new species of the genus Diaphus (Myctophidae) from the northeastern Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 24(6):82-87. (Ref. 43965)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 14 - 15; Vertebrae: 35
  • Bekker, V.E. and V.G. Prut'ko 1984 A new species of the genus Diaphus (Myctophidae) from the northeastern Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 24(6):82-87. (Ref. 43965)
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Size

Max. size

13.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 43965)); 16.4 cm SL (female)
  • Bekker, V.E. and V.G. Prut'ko 1984 A new species of the genus Diaphus (Myctophidae) from the northeastern Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 24(6):82-87. (Ref. 43965)
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Diagnostic Description

Inner row teeth of lower jaw considerably enlarged and equidistant from one another; dorsal-nasal gland about equal in size to the trunk photophore, not immersed in tissue underlay, aligned sideways and fully disconnected from ventral-nasal gland; suborbital and anterorbital glands and hook-shaped teeth in posterior part of upper jaw missing (Ref. 43965).
  • Bekker, V.E. and V.G. Prut'ko 1984 A new species of the genus Diaphus (Myctophidae) from the northeastern Indian Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 24(6):82-87. (Ref. 43965)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range ? - 120 m (Ref. 58018)
  • Bogutskaya, N.G. 2007 Preliminary assignment of coordinates to type localities in the Catalog of Fishes. Unpublished dbf file. (Ref. 58018)
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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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