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Lampadena urophaos  Paxton, 1963

Sunbeam lampfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes) > Myctophidae (Lanternfishes) > Lampanyctinae
Etymology: Lampadena: Greek, lampas, -ados = torch + Greek, aden = gland (Ref. 45335).

Issue
Issue on validity of subspecies: subspecies considered as valid in FB, elevated to species rank as Lampadena urophaos Paxton, 1963 in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Mar. 2011: Ref. 86697). Please send references, or more studies are needed.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 50 - 1000 m (Ref. 58302).   Subtropical; 48°N -

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Western Pacific: Suruga Bay, Japan and near the Ogasawara and Ryukyu islands. Also New South Wales, Australia (Ref. 7300) and New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Eastern Pacific: between 42°N and 25°N from the California coast to Hawaii (Ref. 4479). Recorded off British Columbia, Canada (Ref. 11980) and from Chile (Ref. 9068).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 13 - 14; Vertebrae: 35 - 38. Branchiostegal rays: 9-10 (Ref. 31442).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 31442) at 50-600 m at night, 500-1000 m during day (Ref. 58302). Reported from depths of 100-500 m in Subarctic Pacific gyres (Ref. 51600). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442).

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

Oviparous (Ref. 31442).

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

Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

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): 3.1 - 19.2, mean 12 (based on 460 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00401 - 0.02170), b=3.03 (2.82 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .