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Mirror Lanternfish

Lampadena speculigera Goode & Bean 1896

Migration

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Oceanodromous. Migrating within oceans typically between spawning and different feeding areas, as tunas do. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 15; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 13 - 15
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Biology

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Oceanic and mesopelagic species, found between 475-950 m during the day (maximum abundance at 800 m depth) and between 60-750 m at night (maximum abundance at 100 m depth) (Ref. 4479).
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Lampadena speculigera

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Lampadena speculigera is a species of lanternfish in the subfamily Lampanyctinae.[3][4] It is a mesopelagic fish that is found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.[1][3][4] Its vernacular name is mirror lanternfish.[1][4]

Description

The body is elongate and glossy, purplish brown in colour.[2] The maximum standard length is 15.3 cm (6.0 in).[4] Specimens from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge had a mean weight of about 20 g (0.7 oz).[5]

Ecology

Lampadena speculigera undergo diel vertical migration and are found at depths of 475–950 m (1,558–3,117 ft) during the day and 60–750 m (200–2,460 ft) at night.[1][4]

Lanternfishes in general are preyed upon by a range of fish, squid, seabirds, and mammals.[1] Predators of Lampadena speculigera in particular include northern fulmars.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Hulley, P. (2015). "Lampadena speculigera". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T60471855A60793716. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T60471855A60793716.en.
  2. ^ a b Goode, G. Brown & Tarleton H. Bean (1895). Oceanic ichthyology, a treatise on the deep-sea and pelagic fishes of the world, based chiefly upon the collections made by the steamers Blake, Albatross, and Fish Hawk in the northwestern Atlantic, with an atlas containing 417 figures. Special Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 2. Washington, DC. pp. 95-96. N.b. The actual print date was 1896, which appears as the year of species description.
  3. ^ a b Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Lampadena speculigera". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Lampadena speculigera" in FishBase. February 2019 version.
  5. ^ Porteiro, Filipe M.; Sutton, Tracey T.; Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Orlov, A. M.; Heino, Mikko; Menezes, Gui & Bergstad, Odd Aksel (2017). "Fishes of the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge collected during the MAR-ECO cruise in June-July 2004: an annotated checklist". Arquipélago – Life and Marine Sciences. Supplement 10: 1–126.
  6. ^ Hamer, K. C.; D. R. Thompson & C. M. Gray (1997). "Spatial variation in the feeding ecology, foraging ranges, and breeding energetics of northern fulmars in the north-east Atlantic Ocean". ICES Journal of Marine Science. 54 (4): 645–653. doi:10.1006/jmsc.1997.0242.
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Lampadena speculigera: Brief Summary

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Lampadena speculigera is a species of lanternfish in the subfamily Lampanyctinae. It is a mesopelagic fish that is found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Its vernacular name is mirror lanternfish.

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Distribution

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Atlantic Ocean: one specimen at 17°22'N, 22°58'W and another at 21°35'S, 2°0'W; 35°S-48°S in the South Atlantic; mainly north of the Gulf Stream edge in the North Atlantic (juveniles south to 32°N) and more generally between 35° and 45°N (up to 66°N as expatriates)
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Habitat

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Found at depths of 475- 950 m during day, migrates to 60- 750 m at night.
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Habitat

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