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Hygophum proximum  Becker, 1965

Firefly lanternfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Myctophinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 74511).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Indian and Pacific: widespread in the tropical and subtropical waters. South China Sea (Ref.74511).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4066)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 21. Anal organs 12; mature males with large, single, black-edged supracaudal gland, about 3/4 or more of the supracaudal space; mature females with 2 infracaudal glands; has a larger supracaudal gland than any other species of the genus (Ref. 39633).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic and mesopelagic. Nyctoepipelagic at the surface (Ref. 4066). Neustonic at 0-150 m at night, 500-700 m during day (Ref. 58302). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 31442).

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Hulley, P.A., 1986. Myctophidae. p. 282-321. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4066)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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