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Electrona risso  (Cocco, 1829)

Electric lantern fish
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Myctophinae
Etymology: Electrona: Greek, elektron = amber (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino batipelágico; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243); rango de profundidad 90 - 1485 m (Ref. 104125).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 55°N - 46°S

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Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to Namibia, also the Mediterranean (gap across region of cyclonic gyre between the South Equatorial Countercurrent and western branch of Benguela Current (5°S-13°S). Larvae, however, are not found among the cruise collections in the Agulhas Current Region (Ref. 41388). Western Atlantic: off Suriname to Brazil (Ref. 13608). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Indian Ocean: 0°-40°S. Western Pacific: Australia (Ref. 7300). Eastern Pacific: 42°-25°N, 5°-20°S and west of 80°W. Recorded from off Tungkang in Taiwan and Tungsha Islands in South China Sea (Ref. 39633).

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 5.8, range 6 - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 4479); edad máxima reportada: 2 años (Ref. 31516)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 12-15; Espinas anales 0; Radios blandos anales: 18 - 20; Vértebra: 32 - 34. Branchiostegal rays: 7-9 (Ref. 31442).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Oceanic, found between 225-750 m during the day and between 90-375 m (juveniles) and 450-550 m (adults) at night. Epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 31442). Widespread distribution in all oceans, limited by 10° and 15°C isotherms at 200 m and by a productivity greater than 50g Carbon per square meter per year. Sexually mature from about 5.9 cm. Spawn mainly during summer to autumn in the Mediterranean (Ref. 4775). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442). Also Ref. 58302.

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Oviparous (Ref. 31442), determinate fecundity (Ref. 104737).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Paxton, John | Colaboradores

Hulley, P.A., 1990. Myctophidae. p. 398-467. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI; Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4479)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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