Scientific Name
Notoscopelus resplendens  
Notoscopelus resplendens閃光背燈魚
by: ©South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
Author (Richardson, 1845) Depth 0 - 2000M
Chinese 閃光背燈魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 燈籠魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F200 Myctophidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 閃光背燈魚 
Max Length 9.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 燈籠魚、七星魚、光魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality No locality [Gulf of Guinea on BMNH ledger sheet] 
Synonyms Lampanyctus elongatus, Lampanyctus resplendens, Macrostoma angustidens, Notoscopelus brachychier, Notoscopelus ejectus, Notoscopelus elongatus, Scopelus elongatus, Scopelus resplendens, Serpa hoffmanni   
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)  Wang, J. T.-M. etc. 2001 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0066727.  
Common Name Patchwork lampfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. 22; A. 10; P. 12; AO 8 + 5, total 13; G.R. 6 +1 + 14, total 21 Pectoral fin short, barely reaching base of ventral fin, placed low. Origin of dorsal fin somewhat in advance of vertical through base of outermost ray of ventral fin. Origin of anal fin almost under middle of base of dorsal fin. Ventral fin extending to anus. Adipose fin remarkably small, its base distinctly in advance of vertical through end of base of anal fin. Dn in the form of an elongate patch; Vn small, beneath translucent skin, surrounded by black tissue. PLO about its own diameter below lateral line. PVO1 immediately in front of bases of lower rays of pectoral fin; PVO2 directly above upper end of base of same fin. PO series in a 1 + 3 + 1 configuration, with PO1-PO2 interspace largest. VLO midway between base of ventral fin and lateral line, or a little higher. Five VO, evenly spaced and on a straight or slightly arched line. SAO markedly angular; SAO1 well above and slightly behind last VO; SAO2 over origin of anal fin; SAO3 directly above SAO2 or slightly in advance of it and in contact with lateral line. AOa forming a wavy line, with AOa1, and to a lesser extent AOa2, depressed and last AOa distinctly raised. Two Pol, horizontally arranged and in contact with lateral line. AOp evenly spaced, level. Prc1 and Prc2 on same level and about one organ diameter apart; Prc3 displaced posteriorly, lying at bases of middle caudal rays and somewhat below level of lateral line. A series of small roundish patches of luminous tissue below and parallel to base of dorsal fin; a similar series above and parallel to anterior part of lateral line; a single, somewhat larger patch in front of PVO1, another above base of ventral fin and a third one in front of AOa series. Luminous tissue also between caudal procurrent rays.
habitats High-oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic. Nyctoepipelagic at the surface and down to 300 m and found between 651-2,000 m during the day 
Distribution Off southeastern Taiwan waters. Atlantic(47°N to the southern Subtropical Convergence at 40°S),Indian (between 24° and 30°S) and Pacific (35°N to 34°S) Ocean.