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Nannobrachium regalis (Gilbert, 1892)
Pinpoint Lanternfish
Family: Myctophidae
Photo of species

© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #18467)

Source: Distribution of Nannobrachium regalis as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 16; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19; Vertebrae: 36 - 38. 12-15 AO photophores; 8-9 tooth patches on the lower limb of the second gill arch; 37-40 lateral line organs (Ref. 36121). Pectoral fins with rather robust, stout rays (Ref. 36121). Rich brown to black, darkest dorsally and lighter below; dusky on fins, inner rays of pelvic fins whitish (Ref. 6885).

Source: FishBase. Zahuranec, B.J. 2000 . (Ref. 36121)


Species Biology

Epipelagic to mesopelagic (Ref. 31442). Feed on euphausiids (Ref. 6885). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 31442). Environment: bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 3400 m (Ref. 50610) Climate: deep-water; 66°N - 24°N, 135°E – 111°W

Source: FishBase. Zahuranec, B.J. 2000 . (Ref. 36121)



North Pacific: Bering Sea to the region east of Hokkaido, Japan in the western Pacific; Gulf of Alaska to off Bahia Magdalena, Baja California.

Source: FishBase. Zahuranec, B.J. 2000 . (Ref. 36121)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Lampanyctus regalis (Gilbert, 1892)

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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 9:56:21 AM]
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