Scientific Name
Myctophum aurolaternatum  
Myctophum aurolaternatum金焰燈籠魚
by: ©South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
Author Garman, 1899 Depth 0 - 400M
Chinese 金焰燈籠魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 燈籠魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F200 Myctophidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 金焰燈籠魚 
Max Length 11 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 燈籠魚、七星魚、光魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Malpelo-Culpepper Islands, eastern Pacific, 6°21'N, 80°41'W, Albatross station 3382, surface 
Synonyms Myctophum aurolaternatum gracilior   
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);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002)  Wang, J. T.-M. etc. 2001 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List FRIP00707. ZMUCP2341368-*.  
Common Name Golden lanternfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. 13-14; A. 23-24; P.14; AO 10-11 + 6-7, total 17; G.R. 4-5 +1 +11-12, total 17. Origin of dorsal fin behind vertical through outer ventral base; origin of anal fin slightly behind vertical throught base of last dorsal ray. Origin of adipose fin in advance of vertical through base of last anal ray. Pectoral fin reaching to level of VO2 or VO3; ventral fni extending almost to origin of anal fin. Posterodorsal margin of operculum serrate. Scales cycloid. Dn and Vn small. Op1 opposite posterior end of maxilla; Op2 above Op1, at level of ventral margin of orbit. PLO midway between lateral line and upper base of pectoral fin or closer to upper pectoral base. 5 PO, evenly spaced and level. PVO1 above PO2 and slightly above level of Op1; PVO2 at lower pectoral base. 4 VO, evenly spaced and level. SAO series straight, with SAO1 directly above VO4, with SAO2 above anus, and with SAO3 above or slightly behind vertical through anal origin and in contact with lateral line. AOa series level; AOp1 above anal base. Pol well in advance of vertical throught adipose origin, above last AOa and in contact with lateral line. 2 Prc, Prc2 higher than Prc1 but still nearer to bases of ventral porcurrent caudal rays than to lateral line; the two organs less than one photophores diameter apart and with Prc2 raised. Male has 6 to 9 triangular, overlapping luminous scales in SUGL, and females with 3 to 7 round, usually contiguous luminous scales in INGL.
habitats High-oceanic and mesopelagic. Found at depth 250-400m at day, from the surface to 30 m at night. 
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