Ecology

Associations

Known predators

Gonostomatidae (lightfish) is prey of:
Actinopterygii
Merluccius
Cephalopoda
Scombridae
Thyrsites atun
Aves
Phocidae
Chondrichthyes

Based on studies in:
South Africa, Southwest coast (Marine)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Yodzis P (2000) Diffuse effects in food webs. Ecology 81:261–266
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Known prey organisms

Gonostomatidae (lightfish) preys on:
mesozooplankton
macrozooplankton

Based on studies in:
South Africa, Southwest coast (Marine)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Yodzis P (2000) Diffuse effects in food webs. Ecology 81:261–266
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:359
Specimens with Sequences:317
Specimens with Barcodes:311
Species:29
Species With Barcodes:29
Public Records:72
Public Species:20
Public BINs:24
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Wikipedia

Gonostomatidae

"Bristlemouth" redirects here. This name is also used to refer to some of the related Sternoptychidae, namely the genus Argyripnus.

The Gonostomatidae are a family of deep-water marine fish, commonly named bristlemouths, lightfishes, or anglemouths. It is a relatively small family, containing only eight known genera and 32 species. However, bristlemouths make up for their lack of diversity with numbers: Cyclothone, with 12 species, is thought to be (along with Vinciguerria), the most abundant vertebrate genus in the world.

The fossil record of this family dates back to the Miocene epoch, and was discovered by L. S. Berg in 1958. The fish are mostly found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, although the species Cyclothone microdon may be found in Arctic waters. They have elongated bodies from 2 to 30 cm (0.79 to 11.81 in) in length.[1] They have a number of green or red light-producing photophores aligned along the undersides of their heads or bodies. Their chief common name, bristlemouth, comes from their odd, equally sized, and bristle-like teeth. Due to the depths at which they live, where very little light penetrates, the fish are typically colored black so as to hide from prey.

Taxonomy[edit]

Some classifications include the genera Pollichthys and Vinciguerria, but this article follows FishBase in placing them in the family Phosichthyidae.

Some classifications include species in the genus Zaphotias, but these are junior synonyms of the species Bonapartia pedaliota.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fink, William L. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 121. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 
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