Myctophidae


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Myctophidae

[mik′täf·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The lantern fishes, a family of deep-sea forms of the suborder Myctophoidei.
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Fossil lanternfish otoliths of California, with notes on fossil Myctophidae of North America.
Discarded bycatch (excluding marine mammals) included swordfish, three tuna species, three species each of sharks and rays, Myctophidae, squid, Loligo pealed; unspecified fish, louver, Luvarus imperalis; jellyfish, and snipe eels (Nemichthyidae) (Table 1).
X Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria nimbaria X Paralepidae Lestidium atlanticum X Myctophidae Diaphus spp.
Mesopelagic fishes of the family Bathylagidae and Myctophidae were collected only during the August cruise, mainly because of the inclusion of more offshore stations and occasional collections during nondaylight hours.
From the 45,614 larvae collected, 83 taxa (77 families and 6 orders) were identified, in which the family Myctophidae was the most abundant accounting for more than 25% of the total catch in the three cruises.
The most abundant Myctophidae larvae were identified to species level.