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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Los restos identificados de peces con bajos valores del IIR muestran una relativa e intermitente presencia, entre los que destacan especies de las familias Gobiidae, Belonidae, Myctophidae y las especie O.
Research gear used to investigate scattering layers formed by walleye pollock, lantern fish (Myctophidae), and euphausids in lower Chatham Strait, Alaska, took a 130 cm adult ragfish which had consumed only lantern fish ([Bracken.sup.10]).
We may well end up exchanging one kilogram of tuna for 10 kilograms of lantern fish (Myctophidae).
Aspects of the trophic ecology of the mesopelagic fish Lampanyctus alatus (Family Myctophidae) in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
LVIII Family Myctophidae. Archiv der Fischereiwissenschaften 31:1-300.
The Myctophidae (lanternfishes) comprise a family of fishes whose members are both extremely abundant and distributed throughout the world's oceans (Gjosaeter and Kawaguchi, 1980; Irigoien et al., 2014).
y Myctophidae (Pauly et al, 1989; Blaskovic et al, 1998; Espinoza et al, 1999, 2000; Espinoza & Bertrand, 2008).
Del fitoplancton destacaron, Coscinodiscus perforatus (104.794 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), Detonula pumila (7.872 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), Ditylum brightwellii (5.066 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), Gyrosigma sp.(23.697 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), del zooplancton: Calanus sp.(13.589 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), Eucalanus sp.(11.531 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), Harpatocoida (5.163 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), Copepoditos (2.857 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), restos de copepodos (0.378 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), megalopas (5.105 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]) restos de myctophidae (16.352 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]) y polychaeta (94.422 [micron]g/[ind.sup.-1]), (Figura 3).
Striped dolphins are known to feed on a wide variety of small, midwater and pelagic or benthopelagic fish, especially lanternfish (Myctophidae), cod (Gadus morhua) and cephalopods (Archer, 2002).
2d) reported, but did not describe otoliths of the lanternfish Lampanyctus in a review of fossil Myctophidae of North America.
Both types are black or silvery, with large eyes and mouths, and small bodies showing bioluminescence, but the migratory ones (such as Myctophidae, commonly called lanternfish because of the presence of photophores) have well-developed muscles, bones and a swim bladder, while non-migratory fish (such as Stomiatidae, called dragonfish because of their ferocious-looking mouth) lack a swim bladder and have poorly developed bones and musculature.
Round Average round weight weight/fish Species (kg) (kg) Retained catch Albacore 27,717 21 Yellowfin tuna 5,433 24 Bigeye tuna 3,668 76 Swordfish 1,684 112 Bonito 9 5 Other pelagic fishes 3 --(1) Subtotal 38,514 Discarded catch Swordfish 1,170 Albacore 1,271 Hammerhead shark 295 Blue shark 91 Myctophidae 56 Little tunny 48 Fish unspecified 26 Yellowfin tuna 18 Roughtail stingray 18 Angel shark 7 Atlantic torpedo 5 Loligo squid 4 Cownose ray 2 Louvar 2 Jellyfish 1 Nmeichthyidae --(1) Subtotal 3,014 Total observed catch 41,528 (1) Dash = < 1 Kg.