Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lönnberg, 1905)
Brauer’s lanternfish
Gymnoscopelus braueri
photo by SFSA

 Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
 Max. size:  13.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range - 2700 m, oceanodromous
 Distribution:  Generally ranges between the coasts of Antarctic and 33°S (south-western Atlantic Ocean sector), 46°S (Indian Ocean sector between 50°-71°E), and about 46°S (Pacific Ocean sector off Chile).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-20
 Biology:  Oceanic and mesopelagic, found in the upper 200 m at night but deeper in the region of Subtropical Convergence (Ref. 4066). Feeds mainly on Euphausia superba; also takes copepods (Euchaeta antarctica, Rhincalanus gigas), amphipods (Primno macropa, Themisto gaudichaudii) and the euphausiid Thysanoessa macrura.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Jarre-Teichmann, Astrid - 23.01.93
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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