Bolinichthys longipes (Brauer, 1906)
Popeye lampfish
photo by Dubosc, J.

 Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
 Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 50 - 1021 m, oceanodromous
 Distribution:  Indian Ocean: 20°N-18°S. Pacific Ocean: 30°N-20°S. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 13-15; Vertebrae: 32-35. Branchiostegal rays: 9 (Ref. 31442).
 Biology:  High-oceanic and mesopelagic, found in 525-725 m during the day and in 10-150 m at night (Ref. 4066). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442). Also Ref. 58302.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.02.93
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.11.14

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