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Nannobrachium nigrum  Günther, 1887

Black lantern fish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > 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.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 1015 m (Ref. 39633).   Deep-water

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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 / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36121)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14 - 18; Vertebrae: 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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. 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).

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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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8 - 17.4, mean 11.1 (based on 344 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [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):  3.1   ±0.19 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):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .