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Protomyctophum tenisoni  (Norman, 1930)

Tenison’s lanternfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Myctophinae
Etymology: Protomyctophum: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, mykter, -eros = nose + Greek, ophys = serpent (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 96 - ? m (Ref. 58018).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 46°S - 67°S

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Circumglobal between the Subtropical Convergence and the Antarctic Polar Front, with northern boundary correlated with the 5°C isotherm at 200 m. Southern Ocean: all three ocean sectors.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5182)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 22 - 25

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

High-oceanic and mesopelagic; found in the upper 100 m at night (Ref. 4066). Possibly fed on by Champsocephalus gunnari. Matures at about 4.5 cm SL.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Paxton, John | Collaborators

Hulley, P.A., 1990. Myctophidae. p. 146-178. In O. Gon and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Fishes of the Southern Ocean. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Ref. 5182)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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