Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus Fraser-Brunner, 1949
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus
photo by Colombo, G.L.A.

 Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
 Max. size:  16.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 550 - 900 m, oceanodromous
 Distribution:  Circumpolar south of Antarctic Polar Front, but absent from the southern and central regions of Ross and Weddell seas and extending to 40°S in Falkland Current region.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-18
 Biology:  Oceanic and bathypelagic (Ref. 4066). Adults found usually deeper than 500 m, but larvae and juveniles in 66 to 200 m at temperatures of -0.18°C to 6.23°C.
 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: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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