Scientific Name
Lampanyctus nobilis  
Lampanyctus nobilis諾貝珍燈魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Tåning, 1928 Depth 100 - 3000M
Chinese 諾貝珍燈魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 燈籠魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F200 Myctophidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 諾貝珍燈魚 
Max Length 12.4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 名珍燈魚、燈籠魚、七星魚、光魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Western Atlantic [ca. 81 kilometers east to Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda], 17°41'N, 60°58'W, depth about 3000 meters 
Synonyms Lampanyctus macropterus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);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 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Wang, J. T.-M. etc. 2001 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057141. ASIZP0063823. ASIZP0063883. ASIZP0063895. ASIZP0063903. ASIZP0063920. ASIZP0063921. ASIZP0063927. ASIZP0066868. ASIZP0067351. ASIZP0070649. ASIZP0802280. FRIP00592. FRIP00594. NMMBP00673.  
Common Name Noble lampfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D.15; A.19; P.15; V. 8; GR 3 + 1 + 9; AO 5-6 + 9-10 Mouth very large, somewhat oblique with lower jaw slightly protruding. Eye rather small with some aphakic space. Posterior opercular margin truncate, ending in front of base of pectoral fin. Origin of dorsal fin behind base of ventral fin. Origin of anal fin under posterior one-third of base of dorsal fin. Pectoral fins very long, extending to third or fourth AOa. Ventral fin reaching origin of anal fin. Base of adipose fin over end of base of anal fin. Dn absent; Vn present. No cheek photophores. PLO in advance of pectoral fin and a little more than its own diameter below lateral line. PVO1 behind PVO2, the two organs in line with PO2; PVO2 in front of upper half of base of pectoral fin. Five PO; PO1-PO2 interspace largest; PO4 a little behind PO3, at level of upper end of base of pectoral fin and on a nearly straight line with PVO2, VLO and SAO3. VLO behind base of ventral fin and nearer to lateral line than to ventral fin base. Four VO, VO2 distinctly raised above level of rest of organs of same series which forms an arc. SAO forming an obtuse angle; SAO1 behind VO3; SAO2 and SAO3 on a nearly straight line with VO4; SAO3 over origin of anal fin and in contact with lateral line. AOa series forming a pronounced arc, with AOa1 markedly depressed. Pol in line with last AOa; Pol2 in advance of base of adipose fin and in contact with lateral line. Two AOp (anteriormost weakly developed) on left and one on right side over base of anal fin. Prc not continuous with AOp, forming an abtuse angle, with second, third and fourth organs on a straight line; Prc4 behind Prc3 and at level of lateral line. INGL consisting of 10 luminous scales and extending over entire length of caudal peduncle; SUGL much shorter, consisting of 4 luminous scales.
habitats Oceanic, epipelagic to mesopelagic. Found between 475 to over 900 m during the day and between 100-500 m at night. Maximum abundance found between 300-500 m at night. Sexually mature from about 11.2 cm. Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae. 
Distribution Off eastern and southern Taiwan; Atlantic;Indian Ocean; Western Pacific.