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Ceratoscopelus warmingii  (Lütken, 1892)

Warming's lantern fish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Ceratoscopelus: Greek, keras, -atos = horn + Greek, skopelos = a lantern fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 391 - 2056 m (Ref. 27311).   Deep-water; 42°N - 65°S, 180°W - 180°E

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Atlantic Ocean: 35°N (eastern limit) and 42°N (western limit) south to the Subtropical Convergence. Pacific Ocean: tropical and subtropical waters (Ref. 4066). Indian Ocean: 20°N-45°S (Ref. 4066). Reported to be common in southern Africa (Ref. 4066). South China Sea and East China Sea (Ref.74511).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5182)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oceanic species found between 700 and 1,500 m during the day; between 20 and 200 m at night (Ref. 4775) with maximum abundance between 50 and 100 m (Ref. 47377). Size stratification with depth both day and night (Ref. 4775). Small juveniles (1.5-1.9 cm) are apparently non-migratory. Known to feed on zooplankton but appears to be adapted for occasional herbivory (Ref. 28809).

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

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

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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 3 - 8.8, mean 5.5 (based on 1535 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00250 - 0.01151), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .