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Protomyctophum arcticum  (Lütken, 1892)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Myctophinae
Etymology: Protomyctophum: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, mykter, -eros = nose + Greek, ophys = serpent (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 90 - 1600 m (Ref. 58426), usually 250 - 850 m (Ref. 82363).   Temperate; 70°N - 40°N, 65°W - 12°E

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Atlantic Ocean: south of about 70°N to 47°N in the eastern sector and to about 40°N in the western sector.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35388)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

High-oceanic species. Found at 250-850 m during the day; at 90-325 m at night (Ref. 4775). Epipelagic to bathypelagic. Feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 58426). Sexually mature when 3cm long (Ref. 35388).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Paxton, John | Collaborators

Hulley, P.A., 1984. Myctophidae. p. 429-483. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4775)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.1 - 10.4, mean 6.2 (based on 396 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00423 - 0.02478), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.30 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .