Diaphus trachops Wisner, 1974
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Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Max. size:  6.35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 686 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii. A single male paratype was taken about 8 miles west-northwest of Pt. Pinos, Monterey Co., California which may be regarded as stray.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal soft rays: 14-16; Vertebrae: 34-35. Surface of lower orbital margin uneven, caused by the small domed intrusions of pigmented tissue covering the minute, probably luminous, dots anterior to Vn
Biology:  Meso- and benthopelagic at 95-225 m at night, 425-600 m during day (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 June 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.05.03
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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