Diogenichthys atlanticus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
MyctophidaeDiogenichthys atlanticus(Tåning)1928Longfin Lanternfish

Diogenichthys atlanticus

Unique Characters: Two precaudal photophores. No photophores above lateral line. Anterior anal divided into 2 groups, anterior anal anterior and anterior anal posterior; Pol present. Mouth terminal, snout not projecting. Jaws short, extending less than 1/2 eye diameter behind orbit. PVO1-2 in a horizontal line. VO2 elevated. Prc2 low, level with Prc1. Outer dentary teeth flattened and hooked forward.

General Description and Locations of Photophores - Family Myctophidae
General Description and Locations of Photophores – Family Myctophidae

Similar Species: None.

Craddock, J.E. and K.E. Hartel. 2002. Myctophidae. Lanternfishes. Pp 944-951. In The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Volume 2: Bony fishes part 1 (Acipenseridae to Grammatidae). K.E. Carpenter (ed.). FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes and American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 5. Rome, Italy. pp. 601-1374.

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