Scientific Name
Diogenichthys atlanticus  
Diogenichthys atlanticus大西洋明燈魚
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Author (Tåning, 1928) Depth 18 - 1050M
Chinese 大西洋明燈魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 燈籠魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F200 Myctophidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 大西洋明燈魚 
Max Length 2.9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 西明燈魚、燈籠魚、七星魚、光魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Eastern Atlantic [ca. 570 kilometers west of Iouik, Mauritania], 20°00'N, 21°55'W 
Synonyms Diogenichthye atlanticus, Diogenichthys atlanticum, Diogenichthys laternatus, Diogenichthys scofieldi, Myctophum laternatum, Myctophum laternatum atlanticum   
Reference A review of lanternfishes( Families: Myctophidae and Neoscopelidae) and their distributions around Taiwan and Tungsha Islands with notes on seventeen new records(Wang and Chen, 2001);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002)  Tåning, A. V. 1928 Wang, J. T.-M. etc. 2001 Nakabo T. 2002 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0064408.  
Common Name Longfin lanternfish; Lanternfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. 10-12; A. 16; P. 12; AO 6 + 3, total 9; G.R. 2 + 1 + 9-10, total 12-13 Mouth oblique; maxillary greatly expanded posteriorly. Eye large. Upper posterior opercular margin serrate. Origin of dorsal fin behind base of ventral fin. Origin of anal fin on or slightly behind vertical through end of base of dorsal fin. Pectoral fins long, extending to about SAO1. Ventral fins not reaching anus. Base of adipost fin in advance of end of base of anal fin. Dn small in female, conspicuously larger in male. Op1 behind and opposite maxillary expansion; Op2 about on level of upper end of base of pectoral fin, somewhat behind behind Op1 and about twice its own diameter from it. PLO distinctly nearer to lateral line than to base of pectoral fin. PVO1 behind PO2 and slightly higher than PVO2 which is at lower end of base of pectoral fin and behind PO3; Five PO, in line and about evenly spaced. VLO behind base of ventral fin and midway between it and lateral line, somewhat nearer to lateral line. Four VO; VO2 elevated, lying over about middle of VO1-VO3 interspace. SAO on a straight line; SAO2 slightly in front of line between SAO1 and SAO3; SAO1 slightly in advance of VO4; SAO3 over base of anal fin and in contact with lateral line. AOa in line; first and, to a lesser extend, second interspaces somewhat enlarged. Pol about over last AOa and immediately below lateral line. AOp1 behind base of anal fin. Prc2 slightly higher than Prc1 but still nearer to bases of ventral procurrent caudal rays than to lateral line; Prc1-Prc2 interspace equal to, or larger than, space between last AOp and Prc1; Male with an undivided SUGL occupying one-half, or a little more, of caudal peduncle. Female with a series of 3 smaller luminous scales in thee INGL.
habitats Oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic, found between 400-930 m during the day and between 18-1,050 m at night (with maximum abundance at 50-100 m and 500-700 m at night). Larvae and juveniles non-migratory at least near the Canary Islands. Oviparous, with pl 
Distribution Off southwestern Taiwan waters; the subtropical waters of the Pacific, Indo-Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans.