Diaphus anderseni Tåning, 1932
Andersen's lantern fish
photo by SFSA

Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Max. size:  3.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 560 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Congo to Namibia. Western Atlantic: 15°N to the Subtropical Convergence (rare in the minimum region off Brazil). Eastern Pacific: near Hawaii. Western Pacific: Japan, New Zealand and Australia (Ref. 7300).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-14
Biology:  Oceanic and mesopelagic, found in 300-560 m during the day (Ref. 4066) and 60-175 m at night (Ref. 47377). Specimens reach sexual maturity at a length of 2,7 cm.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 July 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.02.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 01.08.94

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