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Nannobrachium nigrum  Günther, 1887

Black lantern fish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Nannobrachium: Latin, nannus = small + Latin, brachium = the upper arm from the shoulder to the elbow; 1731 (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino batipelagico; distribuzione batimetrica 100 - 1015 m (Ref. 39633).   Deep-water, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Pacific Ocean: restricted to tropical waters, primarily the western and central parts. Also in the extreme eastern tropical Indian Ocean. South China Sea (Ref.74511).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.1 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 36121)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 12-15; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 14 - 18; Vertebre: 33 - 37. 9-10 tooth patches on the lower limb of the second gill arch; 10-13 AO photophores; 32-34 lateral line organs (Ref. 36121). Pectoral fins with extremely weak and flexible rays (Ref. 36121).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Mesopelagic at 100-1000 m at night, 640-900 m during day (Ref. 58302). The two large specimens (19 and 21 cm SL) from near the Ogasawara Islands reported in Ref. 559 may represent another species (Ref. 36121).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Paxton, John | Collaboratori

Zahuranec, B.J., 2000. Zoogeography and systematics of the lanternfishes of the genus Nannobrachium (Myctophidae: Lampanictini). Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 607:1-69. (Ref. 36121)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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