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Scientific Names

Preferred Names

Myctophidae
Reference taxon from Catalogue of Life in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Myctophidae
Recognized by Timor Sea Species List, Molukka Sea Species List- duplicate, Aegean Sea Species List, Ceram Sea Species List, NMNH Fishes, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology DwCA, Egypt Species List, Okeanos Gulf of Mexico, AnAge articles, IABIN, IUCN, Algeria Species List, Bangladesh Species List, Australia Species List, Bermuda Species List, Brazil Species List, Bulgaria Species List, Cambodia Species List, Canada Species List, Chile Species List, China Species List, Colombia Species List, Curacao Species List, Democratic Republic of the Congo Species List, Denmark Species List, Ecuador Species List, Equatorial Guinea Species List, Federated States of Micronesia Species List, France Species List, French Polynesia Species List, Gabon Species List, Germany Species List, Ghana Species List, Greece Species List, Greenland Species List, Grenada Species List, Haiti Species List, India Species List, Italy Species List, Ivory Coast Species List, Jamaica Species List, Kazakhstan Species List, Kenya Species List, Kiribati Species List, Kyrgyzstan Species List, Madagascar Species List, Maldives Species List, Marshall Islands Species List, Mauritania Species List, Mauritius Species List, Morocco Species List, Mozambique Species List, Myanmar Species List, New Zealand Species List, Nigeria Species List, Norway Species List, Pakistan Species List, Palau Species List, Panama Species List, Papua New Guinea Species List, Philippines Species List, Poland Species List, Portugal Species List, Puerto Rico Species List, Romania Species List, Russia Species List, Serbia Species List, Seychelles Species List, Somalia Species List, South Sudan Species List, South Africa Species List, Spain Species List, Taiwan Species List, Thailand Species List, The Bahamas Species List, Tibet Species List, Tunisia Species List, Turkey Species List, Turks and Caicos Islands Species List, Venezuela Species List, Vietnam Species List, Vanuatu Species List, Japan Species List, Cuba Species List, English Vernaculars for Landmark Taxa, OBIS environmental data records, Indonesia Species List, Mexico Species List, United States Species List, Aegean Sea Species List, Alboran Sea Species List, Andaman Sea Species List, Arabian Sea Species List, Arafura Sea Species List, Balearic Sea Species List, Bali Sea Species List, Banda Sea Species List, Barents Sea Species List, Bay of Biscay Species List, Bay of Bengal Species List, Bay of Fundy Species List, Beaufort Sea Species List, Bering Sea Species List, Bass Strait Species List, Bismarck Sea Species List, Black Sea Species List, Caribbean Sea Species List, Celebes Sea Species List, Ceram Sea Species List- duplicate, Coral Sea Species List, Davis Strait Species List, Eastern China Sea Species List, Flores Sea Species List, Great Australian Bight Species List, Greenland Sea Species List, Gulf of Aden Species List, Gulf of Alaska Species List, Gulf of Aqaba Species List, Gulf of Boni Species List, Gulf of California Species List, Gulf of Guinea Species List, Gulf of Mexico Species List, Gulf of St Lawrence Species List, Gulf of Tomini Species List, Indian Ocean Species List, Ionian Sea Species List, Java Sea Species List, Labrador Sea Species List, Laccadive Sea Species List, Kattegat Species List, Makassar Strait Species List, Mozambique Channel Species List, Hudson Strait Species List, Halmahera Sea Species List, North Atlantic Species List, Molukka Sea Species List, North Pacific Species List, North Sea Species List, Red Sea Species List, Philippine Sea Species List, Sea of Marmara Species List, Sea of Okhostk Species List, Seto Inland Sea Species List, Skagerrak Species List, Solomon Sea Species List, South China Sea Species List, Strait of Gibraltar Species List, Tyrrhenian Sea Species List, Sulu Sea Species List, Timor Sea Species List, Southern Ocean Species List, Tasman Sea Species List, South Atlantic Species List, South Pacific Species List, Gulf of Oman Species List, FAO Fishery Statistics, and Furui 2020
Myctophidae Gill 1893
Family recognized by World Register of Marine Species

Alternative Names

? columnae Sauvage, 1873
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
? dorsalis Sauvage, 1870
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
? ecnomi Sauvage, 1870
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
? edwardsi Sauvage, 1870
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
? gracilis Danilt'chenko, 1962
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
? larteti Sauvage, 1870
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
? microsoma Sauvage, 1870
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
? moravicus Pauca, 1931
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
? pliocenicum Anfossi & Mosna, 1976
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
? vexillifer Sauvage, 1870
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Bavariscopelus Schwarzhans 2010
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Cyphoscopelus Fowler 1925
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Myctophidarum
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Myctophydae
Misspelling according to Paleobiology Database
Nanobrachium Günther 1887
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Paralampadena Schwarzhans 2013
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Serpe Risso 1810
Doubtful according to GBIF classification

Common Names

English

lanternfish
Recognized by Paleobiology Database

Finnish

Valokalat preferred
Recognized by christinaflann and admin

French

poissons-lanternes preferred

Japanese

ハダカイワシ科 preferred
Recognized by Furui 2020, piaf, and admin
ハダカイワシ

Norwegian

lysprikkfiskfamilien preferred

Spanish; Castilian

linternillas preferred

Swedish

prickfiskar preferred
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Curated hierarchies for Myctophidae

IUCN

Animalia
Chordata
Actinopterygii
Myctophiformes
Myctophidae (this page)

World Register of Marine Species

Animalia
Chordata
Actinopterygii
Myctophiformes