E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Lampanyctus jordani Gilbert, 1913
Brokenline Lanternfish
Family: Myctophidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #18569)

Source: Distribution of Lampanyctus jordani as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 20. A single cheek photophore; luminous tissue at base of adipose fin. Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed.

Source: FishBase. Paxton, J.R. 1979.


Species Biology

Deep-water marine. Mesopelagic at 0-200 m at night, 200-1000 m during day. Depth range ? - 3400 m.

Source: FishBase. Paxton, J.R. 1979.



North Pacific: widely distributed in the subarctic waters, including the Okhotsk and Bering seas. In British Columbia, collected on deepwater surveys, RBCM records (Gillespie pers. comm. 2011).

Source: FishBase. Paxton, J.R. 1979.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-04-22 9:40:48 AM]
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