Protomyctophum bolini (Fraser-Brunner, 1949)
Bolin’s lanternfish
Protomyctophum bolini
photo by SFSA

Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Myctophinae
Max. size:  6.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 364 - 728 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Circumpolar between Antarctic Divergence and Subtropical Convergence zone. Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: between 41°40'-45°25'S, 17°17'-36°32'E (Ref. 4066).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 23-26
Biology:  High-oceanic and mesopelagic (Ref. 4066). Found between 608-728 m during the day and between 364-426 m at night (Ref. 4066). Feeds on copepods and larval stages of krill, mainly calytopis and furcilia stages. Recorded from the stomach contents of Lepidonotothen squamifrons.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Jarre-Teichmann, Astrid - 23.01.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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