Lampadena luminosa (Garman, 1899)
Luminous lanternfish
Lampadena luminosa
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

 Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
 Max. size:  20 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 50 - 1021 m, oceanodromous
 Distribution:  Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: between 20°N and 20°S but extensions into higher latitudes in western boundary currents (Gulf Stream to 43°N; Brazil to 36°S; Agulhas to 39°S; Kuroshio to 34°N). Abundant in the Tungsha Islands in South China Sea (Ref. 39633). All the china sea regions (Ref.74511).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 13-15
 Biology:  Oceanic and mesopelagic. Found between 425-850 m during the day and in the upper 100 m at night. Small specimens found in the upper 50 m (night).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.02.93
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 11.11.14
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 16.08.94

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